Tuesday, March 1, 2011

And I Didn't Think I'd Have Chris Dodd to Kick Around Anymore...

BOTUS' butt boy and former Connecticut Senator Chris Dudd has a new gig ... as Hollyweird's top shill. I'm guessing there was heavy lobbying out of the West Wing to get this done, after all, Doddo did fall on his electoral sword for the One by stepping out of the race. No doubt the annual compensation for this gig is far better than a senator's take-home.

From the Wall Street Journal's Washington Wire:

Dodd Named Hollywood’s Top Lobbyist

By Brody Mullins and Elizabeth Williamson

Former Sen. Chris Dodd of Connecticut is Hollywood’s new man in Washington.

Mr. Dodd inked a deal this morning to become the new president of the Motion Picture Association of America, according to sources close to the process.

Mr. Dodd, who had been the chairman of the Senate Banking Committee and oversaw the passage of broad new regulations for the financial services industry, retired from the Senate earlier this year when his fifth term expired.

He edged out several other high profile politicians, including former Republican Rep. Tom Davis of Virginia and former Democratic Gov. Bill Richardson of New Mexico.

Read the rest here