First, let me begin by saying I'm not pleased by Senator Dodd's announcement of cancer. I'm not completely heartless, and I wouldn't wish cancer on anyone. Even an alleged crook. I will say this: it's highly inappropriate that Farrah Fawcett is taken from us by incurable cancer of the ass, while a man for whom such a fate would be entirely appropriate, is instead afflicted in way which -- thanks to modern medical technology that will disappear under Obamacare -- is little more than a nuisance.
Senator Dodd's announcement was rather convenient. He's about to be nailed to the wall over allegations of accepting sweetheart mortgage deals from the biggest loser in the mortgage crisis, and running Senatorial interference to help protect both his benefactor, and the the industry as a whole. The records released (thus far), the Senator's own behavior in trying to defend himself from the allegations, and the testimony of a witness, all would seem to indicate that the Senator is guilty as charged. That democrats on the Senate Ethics Committee have been dragging their feet on the investigation into Dodd's activities, speaks even louder of complicity in something possibly illegal. The attempt to garner some sympathy, in the hopes of mercy when the guillotine is hanging by a thread, Senator, is an obvious tactic.
I hope the Senator recovers from his cancer. But I also hope that no one believes that Dodd's illness is a fair excuse to drop the investigation into his potential crimes. I then hope he spends some time in jail, if required.
By the way; we're still waiting to see the documents, Senator.