January 21, 2008 – 9:54 am

Chris Dodd is demanding answers from Hank Paulson about Goldman Sachs’ role in the subprime crisis. Amazingly, Chris Dodd has received about $80,000 in donations from Goldman Sachs employees for his ill fated presidential campaign.

Goldman Sachs has learned an important lesson in politics, don’t stop donations until the fat lady sings. While Goldman Sachs can hedge their bets with their public offerings and selling crap to some clients, they have yet to learn how to hedge their political bets. Instead of leaving Chris Dodd high and dry, a couple donations each month from a couple of managing directors could have prevented such a public attack. Imagine Hank Paulson, sworn in, and compelled to discuss Goldman’s subprime fear and greed strategy in front of the Senate Banking Committee on live TV…

Either Goldman Sachs should continue with their campaign contributions or Chris Dodd should refund their contributions. At this point in time, Goldman Sachs might as well add Kucinich and Paul to their list of contributions, if this crisis does indeed turn out like their economists predict it might be money well spent. Ron Paul as President and Ben Stein as Secretary of the Treasury Department… Could that resolve the Subprime/ABX Index/Lack of Confidence/Cialis problem???

Just sort the info by date, you will see what I mean…

EXCEL FILE – Chris Dodd’s Goldman Sachs Donations

GNUMERIC FILE – Chris Dodd’s Goldman Sachs Donations

Goldman Sachs Donations to Chris Dodd Presidential Campaign        
Contributor Address Date Amount Employer/Occupation Image Number/Link
COHEN, JONATHAN NEW YORK NY 10004 09/18/06 $1,000.00 GOLDMAN SACHS 27930604522
DUFFY, BRIAN NEW YORK NY 10044 10/01/06 $1,000.00 GOLDMAN SACHS 27930604544
AVANESSIANS, ARMEN NEW YORK NY 10128 11/03/06 $2,100.00 GOLDMAN SACHS 27930604694
WRIGHT, CHRISTOPHER NEW YORK NY 10069 11/29/06 $1,000.00 GOLDMAN SACHS 27930604888
BLOCK, JOSHUA SCARSDALE NY 10583 12/06/06 $500.00 GOLDMAN SACHS 27930604952
PATTERSON, MARK A MR. WASHINGTON DC 20015 02/23/07 $1,000.00 GOLDMAN SACHS/VICE PRESIDENT 27930603591
ROGERS, JOHN F MR. NEW YORK NY 10004 03/05/07 $2,300.00 GOLDMAN SACHS/SECRETARY TO THE BOA 27930603636
FELDMAN, STEVEN MR. GARDEN CITY NY 11530 03/07/07 $1,000.00 GOLDMAN SACHS/MANAGING DIRECTOR 27930603640
SEITZ, KAREN D MS. NEW YORK NY 10162 03/13/07 $2,300.00 GOLDMAN SACHS/INVESTMENT BANKER 27930603718
FRIEDMAN, RICHARD NEW YORK NY 10021 03/17/07 $2,300.00 GOLDMAN SACHS/MANAGING DIRECTOR 27930603773
LINDEN, JOSEPHINE NEW YORK NY 10021 03/17/07 $2,300.00 GOLDMAN SACHS/BANKER 27930603768
WEIL, DAVID MR. NEW YORK NY 10021 03/17/07 $2,300.00 GOLDMAN SACHS/INVESTMENT BANKER 27930603775
DEHNERT, MARK MR. NEW YORK NY 10012 03/17/07 $2,300.00 GOLDMAN SACHS/INVESTMENT BANKER 27930603769
BACKER, DEAN C MR. NEW YORK NY 10003 03/19/07 $2,300.00 GOLDMAN SACHS/BROKER 27930603834
WEINSTEIN, GREGG MR. NEW YORK NY 10028 03/20/07 $2,300.00 GOLDMAN SACHS/INVESTMENT BANKER 27930603853
WRIGHT, CHRISTOPHER NEW YORK NY 10069 03/22/07 $1,000.00 GOLDMAN SACHS/INVESTMENT MANAGER 27930603917
COHEN, JONATHAN NEW YORK NY 10004 03/22/07 $1,000.00 GOLDMAN SACHS/ADVISORY DIRECTOR 27930603906
SCHWARTZ, ERIC SARATOGA SPRINGS NY 12866 03/26/07 $2,300.00 GOLDMAN SACHS/MANAGING DIRECTOR 27930604109
LIEBERMAN, MITCHELL J MR. SOUTH ORANGE NJ 07079 03/26/07 $2,300.00 GOLDMAN SACHS/MANAGING DIRECTOR 27930604096
HELLER, DAVID B MR. NEW YORK NY 10004 03/26/07 $2,300.00 GOLDMAN SACHS/MANAGING DIRECTOR 27930604103
GONSALVES, GREGG A MR. Not Listed 03/27/07 $2,300.00 GOLDMAN SACHS/MANAGING DIRECTOR 27930604140
FLORIAN, MARK MR. DARIEN CT 06820 03/31/07 $2,300.00 GOLDMAN SACHS/INVESTMENT BANKER 27930604366
SCHWARTZ, HARVEY M MR. NEW YORK NY 10021 03/31/07 $2,300.00 GOLDMAN SACHS/MANAGING DIRECTOR 27930604332
WOLSTENCROFT, TRACY R GREENWICH CT 06831 03/31/07 $2,300.00 GOLDMAN SACHS/FINANCE 27930604423
COHN, GARY D MR. NEW YORK NY 10021 03/31/07 $2,300.00 GOLDMAN SACHS/BANKING 27930604362
WEINBERG, JOHN S MR. GREENWICH CT 06830 05/09/07 $2,300.00 GOLDMAN SACHS/INVESTMENT BANKER 27990240073
WEINBERG, AMY S MS. GREENWICH CT 06830 05/09/07 $2,300.00 GOLDMAN SACHS/INVESTMENT BANKER 27990240072
WEINBERG, JOHN S MR. GREENWICH CT 06830 05/09/07 $2,300.00 GOLDMAN SACHS/INVESTMENT BANKER 27990240073
WEINBERG, AMY S MS. GREENWICH CT 06830 05/09/07 $2,300.00 GOLDMAN SACHS/INVESTMENT BANKER 27990240072
BLANKFEIN, LLOYD C MR. NEW YORK NY 10028 05/10/07 $2,300.00 GOLDMAN SACHS/CHAIRMAN AND CEO 27990240081
WILSON, KENDRICK R MR. III BEDFORD NY 10506 06/25/07 $2,000.00 GOLDMAN SACHS/VICE CHAIRMAN- INVES 27990240422
COLE, CHRISTOPHER A MR. HOPEWELL NJ 08525 06/26/07 $2,300.00 GOLDMAN SACHS/INVESTMENT BANKER 27990240438
COLE, CHRISTOPHER A MR. HOPEWELL NJ 08525 06/26/07 $2,300.00 GOLDMAN SACHS/INVESTMENT BANKER 27990240437
DUDA, CHRISTOPHER NEW YORK NY 10003 06/28/07 $500.00 GOLDMAN SACHS/FINANCE 27990240495
SCHROEDER, JEFFREY SUMMIT NJ 07901 06/28/07 $2,300.00 GOLDMAN SACHS/BANKING 27990240494
COOPER, EDITH GREENWICH CT 06830 06/28/07 $2,300.00 GOLDMAN SACHS/INVESTMENT BANKER 27990240494
UNIACKE, KATHERINE HOBOKEN NJ 07030 06/28/07 $2,300.00 GOLDMAN SACHS/ASSET MANAGER 27990240495
O’NEILL, TIMOTHY J MR. RYE NY 10580 06/30/07 $2,300.00 GOLDMAN SACHS/BANKER 27990240676
INGRASSIA, FRANCIS J MR. LATTINGTOWN NY 11560 06/30/07 $2,300.00 GOLDMAN SACHS/INVESTMENT BANKER 27990240676
GREENWALD, DAVID J MR. WYCKOFF NJ 07481 06/30/07 $2,300.00 GOLDMAN SACHS/ATTORNEY 27990240674
KRAUS, PETER S MR. NEW YORK NY 10021 06/30/07 $2,300.00 GOLDMAN SACHS/EXECUTIVE 27990240676
RECKTENWALD, SARA MS. WILTON CT 06897 07/17/07 $2,300.00 GOLDMAN SACHS/BANKER 27931411897
LANDVATTER, KENT MR. SALT LAKE CITY UT 84124 07/20/07 $500.00 GOLDMAN SACHS BANK/BANKER 27931411904
KENNEDY, KEVIN MR. NEW YORK NY 10023 09/24/07 $2,300.00 GOLDMAN SACHS/INVESTMENT BANKER 27931412064
Statistics Donations
Mean 1959.09090909091
Standard Error 93.5735333857705
Median 2300
Mode 2300
Standard Deviation 620.69660109679
Sample Variance 385264.270613108
Kurtosis 0.373338974045081
Skewness −1.44915145794352
Range 1800
Minimum 500
Maximum 2300
Sum 86200
Count 44

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