SLABBED Daily – June 12

Senator Dodd’s wife and her purse are back in the newsthis time it’s her ties to the health care industry.

The wife of a senator playing a lead role on a national health care overhaul sits on the boards of three health care companies, one of several examples of lawmakers with ties to the medical industry.

Jackie Clegg Dodd, wife of Sen. Chris Dodd, serves on the boards of Javelin Pharmaceuticals Inc., Cardiome Pharma Corp., and Brookdale Senior Living, their Securities and Exchange Commission filings and Web sites show.

Sen. Dodd, D-Conn., is filling in for ailing Sen. Edward Kennedy, chairman of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, which will soon start work on a health care bill.

Dodd, who as Senate Banking Committee chairman also has been an architect of the nation’s financial industry and housing rescue plans, did not file a new disclosure report outlining his personal finances as most other senators did in May. The Senate was releasing those reports Friday. Dodd sought a 90-day extension to file his report covering last year, giving him until mid-August to submit his report.

Other publicly available documents show Mrs. Dodd last year was one of the most highly compensated non-employee members of the Javelin Pharmaceuticals Inc. board, on which she has served since 2004. She earned $32,000 in fees and $109,587 in stock option awards last year, according to the company’s SEC filings….

We the people, of course, are supposed to believe it is Mrs. Dodd’s extraordinary ability that has corporate boards clammoring for her service, not her husband’s extraordinary power.  LOL

3 thoughts on “SLABBED Daily – June 12”

  1. It takes two Sup, as in a politician on the take and the insurance/financial servcies industry to pay the money.

    Like it or not he is insurance industry’s boy. Next time maybe Bob Hartwig will choose people with stronger moral character to hang with. (Yeah I know stop laughing)


  2. I can assure you it troubles me that Sen. Dodd assists the insurance indusrty. Of course, it is a natural for Sen. Dodd with all the insurance ineterests in Hartford.

    I think you have figured out I am not one to turn a blind eye to those in the industry who don’t do it right. I have had to deal with some less than up front folks, but those are not just limited to the insurance industry.

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