Will Dodd and Conrad Attend Financial Literacy Brunch?


Earlier today, we posted schedules for some 370 events at the Democratic and Republican nominating conventions, many of which are sponsored by private interests. The RNC list is here, the DNC list is here. On page 7 of the latter document, there’s an event called the “FSR Financial Literacy Brunch,” sponsored by 21 companies, including Bank of America, which authored much of the recent bank bailout bill, according to media reports. Bank of America also took over distressed subprime lender Countrywide Financial, which gave preferential mortgage deals to, among others, Sen. Christopher Dodd, D-Conn., and Sen. Kent Conrad, D-N.D.

Maybe the two should attend the event, Dodd to learn where he can look up the interest rate and Conrad for a primer on how to read a mortgage document.