Dodd to be chief lobbyist for motion pictures group

By Sahil Kapur
Tuesday, March 1, 2011 14:11 EDT
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WASHINGTON – Former Sen. Chris Dodd (D-CT) will be the next CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Dodd, 66, will replace current MPAA CEO Dan Glickman as chief of the leading lobbying and trade group for the movies and television industry.

Dodd, who retired in January, served in the Senate since 1981, and has been a major Democratic power broker. He rose to become chairman of the powerful banking committee, where he played a key role in crafting the financial regulatory overhaul enacted last year.

The Connecticut Democrat announced his retirement last year amidst controversy regarding loan deals he made with Countrywide Financial.

Dodd unsuccessfully ran for president in 2008.

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  • Anonymous

    Sorry to say it but Dodd made a LOT of money off the corrupt mortgage scams that caused the housing bubble to burst. He is not as good a man he likes to play.

  • kiboshki

    Yeah… and whoring himself out to MPAA doesn’t exactly endear him to the causes of liberty for the people, either.

  • Anonymous

    I guess the MPAA wants an ex-congressman to lobby to get more draconian laws to prevent their imaginary losses due to piracy of the crap movies. In case you haven’t figured it out losses from piracy can only be imaginary. They look at the glass 98% full and scream about the imaginary 2% empty.

  • Anonymous

    66? He looks twenty years older. We will probably suffering his existence till around 2035.

    Eww…more: known as “a lying weasel”, Dodd “was also responsible for writing and getting passed S. 1858 (Public Law 110-204): Newborn Screening Saves Lives Act of 2007. The implications of this law are many, including that any child born after April 2008 have a sample of their blood taken for DNA analysis. This sample is taken without consent or knowledge of the parents and then becomes property of the Federal Government. This data is supposed to be used for the good of the children such as testing for rare genetic disorders but is controversial in that it is not optional”

    Nice big data base for our Fascist overlords.

  • Anonymous

    And he is qualified for this position, how? This sounds more like lobbiest and chief.

  • WitsEnd66

    Guess his huge pension and social security isn’t enough for him at 66.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KLF5SUA5RDYXG54WWF5SHMVRAI X

    I guess Dodd and Obama somehow arranged for tax payers to provide bonuses for MPAA CEOs.

  • http://twitter.com/btmfdrsheaven rebecca meritt

    I would rather have a lib for MPAA than an evangelical repugg that would lobby for only ENDTIME movies and money to go to make ‘em.

  • gypski®

    Chris, retire and live off your pension from the people and leave the rest alone. You have already proved yourself to be suspect, no need to continue to prove it.

  • Anonymous

    Another congressional whore goes home to his pimp.

  • Fedupin10

    Another spin of the revolving door.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/YVBA25ZZJYN5C44WGILY6P4X34 Raven

    No bad deed goes unrewarded.

  • Guest

    How come all these former “criminal” pols make tons of dough and folks like us have to compete with the pigeons for popcorn and ducks for bread crumbs? This MUST be an alternative Universe and I, for one, would like to cross over to the “REAL” one.

  • Anonymous

    Mr. Rich = Do something ILLEGAL – GET REWARDED!!!!!!!!!!

    Mr.Middle Class and lower = Do something ILLEGAL – GO DIRECTLY TO JAIL, DO NOT PASS GO!