Dodd: Administration pushed for language protecting bonuses Dodd: Administration pushed for language protecting bonuses - CNN.com this would be amusing if it wasn't such a prime example of business as usual no matter which party is in power. since Obama and Dodd both received over $100,000 from AIG in 2008, it is funny to see how this plays out... so? Who is it? Either Dodd or Obama who demanded specific language okaying the bonuses to AIG? This is not going to bed well at all. expect the volume today and tomorrow to go through the roof,. This is the Obama administration's first "scandal"...not whitewater bad oar anything, but it looks really bad especially considering how angry the public is about these bonuses...either Dodd, or Obama or both are going to come out of this looking very bad...it smacks of buying influence and access at the highest level this is the first real "blackeye". the republicans and other commentators are going to go after this big time... when even Maureen Dowd is criticizing a liberal president, there is a potential problem.