Friday, October 3, 2008

On Pelosi

Is anyone doing the cable news thing? MSNBC has Nancy Pelosi pitching the bailout bill, and has the Dow Jones ticker next to her. Pretty hilarious - at least for the last few minutes the Dow has been losing gains progressively as she speaks. The underlying assumption is just comical.

She's also doing a good job of shouting out Democrats who rewrote the bill with essential stuff on protecting mortgage holders, getting rid of golden parachutes, etc. I'm fairly impressed with both her and frankly with the entire process. I don't want to misinterpret this as a moment of Democrats showing backbone - god knows we're not quite there yet, and this was a real multiparty resistance to bullshit, with a lot of credit going to Republicans, which is if anything more inspiring.

And now we're watching the vote tallies come in in real time - something I have never seen in my lifetime. Really fascinating.

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