The Dodd Mess

Comes Chris Dodd to Hardball to explain how the February 11 language was put into the bill:

So, number one, Chris Dodd knew the language was going in during the House-Senate conference. His staff wrote it in.

Number two, it was at the insistence of Treasury who would otherwise have had the entire section taken out.

Number three, it was a senior administration official telling The New York Times on deep background that Dodd put the language in, while leaving out the Treasury's part in the matter. For what it's worth, Greenwald thinks it was Rahm.

Very depressing stuff to look through here. One of the few bright spots in this:

Still looks more and sounds more like a president than Bush ever did.