Monday, September 29, 2008

Down Goes Paulson!

Wow. The House defeated the bailout 205 yea, 228 nay. I got my wish, except that it wasn't really the Dems so much that defeated the bill, but rather incumbents up for re-election who were listening to their constitutents:

"We're all worried about losing our jobs," Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., declared in an impassioned speech in support of the bill before the vote. "Most of us say, 'I want this thing to pass, but I want you to vote for it — not me.' "

Now I just have to hope getting my wish doesn't bite me in the butt too badly.

1 comment:

br said...

Why am I so creeped out about hearing a congressman say, "We're all worried about losing our jobs"?

For some reason I interpret it as "Oh shit! We're actually being held accountable for this one."