Chances of this happening: zero. Heck, chances of this remaining a rumor by week’s end: near zero.
But what does it say about certain “Democratic Senate aides” that they would even float this anonymously? I’ll go with: staggering lack of non-Beltway perspective.
Chris Dodd is retiring from the Senate because his “Friends of Angelo” treatment from the erstwhile mortgage lender Countrywide, among other questionable dealings, made his re-election this fall, even in deep-blue Connecticut, increasingly unfathomable. So, yes, by all means, let him replace Secretary Timothy Geithner, who’s merely unpopular and a past tax cheat.
There’s probably a good hypothetical “Republican Senate aides” comparison to be made, but I’m drawing a blank. I’m sure I’ll see some nominees in the comments thread…