Monday, September 17, 2007

Chris Dodd - A Closer Look

Chris Dodd is a senator from Connecticut and running for the Democratic nomination for president.

Here are some of Dodd's points that I like:

  • Taking the lead against supplemental funding for the Iraq war
  • Wants most troops redeployed by next Spring
  • Admitted that his vote to authorize the war in Iraq was wrong
  • Calling for a carbon tax, using money to improve environment
  • Universal healthcare, coverage moves from job to job
  • States to contribute to paying college tuition
  • Leadership on funding first responders
  • Would lift embargo on Cuba
  • Called for ban on toys and food from China, until they get the led out

Here are some I don't like:

  • Voted to authorize Iraq war in the first place
  • April 30 date for return of most troops seems arbitrary
  • April 30 not soon enough and "most" troops is not enough
  • Would reform No Child Left Behind, not do away with
  • Says same-sex civil unions up to the states

Here are some irrelevant fun facts:

  • His hair has been silver since he was 4 years old
  • Likes baseball but doesn't understand the infield fly rule
  • Father was at Nuremberg, liked Goebbels, Himmler not so much
  • Favorite movie - Harlem Nights
  • Flexes in front of the mirror shirtless
  • Said the n-word 8 times, can "explain away" 6 of them
  • First had sex at 36, unless you count... (never mind)

1 comment:

knibilnats said...

Mattel apologized to China for blaming the country for their recall. Perhaps Dodd jumped the gun. But Chinese goods should be banned until they stop funding the genocidal government in Sudan.