Dodd’s Country Cottage – Update

Well … thanks to Kevin Rennie we have a better idea of what Dodd’s Irish cottage looks like … hmmm … 200,000 … while condos go for three times that …


Make sure you go to real time investigations for more on changes that need to be made in Senate disclosure rules.

Note that Dodd doesn’t disclose the owners of the other 2/3s of his Irish “cottage” — nor is he required to. Shouldn’t we know who politicians are buying properties with? Given the number of members who’ve run into ethical questions regarding homes and vacation homes (Sen. Ted Stevens, Rep. Charlie Rangel and Rep. Alan Mollohan spring immediately to mind) shouldn’t we have more disclosure about member’s real property?

Hat tip Instapundit.

This thing is picking up steam.

Update (Wyndeward): For those interested in looking into the Irish market …

Update 2 (Jim): I just went. One look and you will see … that ain’t no $200,000 home, not now, not in 2002, not when St. Patrcik drove the snakes from the island.

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  1. Rick-WH on March 10, 2009 at 5:13 am

    $ 200,000 – my foot.

    The disclosure and conflict of interest rules in government (all levels)are a joke.

    Ordinary citizens are paying the price.

    Time for  a  change.

  2. Anne-EH on March 10, 2009 at 5:16 am

    For that little cottage Dodd paid what!?

  3. Dom Rosa on March 10, 2009 at 6:12 am

    Like most politicians, Dodd is following in the footsteps of George W.  Plunkitt of Tammany Hall, who made his money through "honest graft" and stated: "I Seen my opportunities, and I took 'Em."

  4. Wayne SW on March 10, 2009 at 7:43 am

    Perhaps "The Floater" needs a residence to run for office in Ireland.  With a little luck, Dodd may have to live there, ruin their Banking System and look to oversee the Irsih Healthcare and ……which means he won't live here.

  5. Dimsdale on March 10, 2009 at 7:45 am

    So "someone," possibly some hard working bank lobbyist or even Bernie Madoff, owns 2/3s of Dodd dacha.  What is to stop this person(s) from selling out to Dodd for a dollar, or a Euro in this case?  Isn't that a de facto political contribution?

  6. Wyndeward on March 10, 2009 at 8:33 am

    For those interested in looking into the Irish market…

  7. theignorantfisherman on March 10, 2009 at 10:54 am


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