Dems Bend Over For Hank "Watergate" Paulson
This has got to be the most embarrassing display of cowardice since... well, since the Dems caved on FISA.
What is it with this bunch of Pelosi/Reid people? They promised to fight BushCo tooth and nail, and all they've done is take dives on crucial legislation.
Now, they say they've reached a deal with Republicans on The Great Corporate Bailout of 2008.
There is quite a bit of language about helping mortgage holders, but it is almost all qualified with words like encourage and request, rather than require. Since the Treasury is bailing mortgage holders out, the idea that the Secretary must "encourage" and "request" is just BS. The correct response is to make help for mortgage holders a requirement of participating in the program at all. If financial institutions don't like that they don't need to participate. Good way to make sure that companies that don't really need help don't swill at the trough.
You're kidding me, right?
My question: Why would anyone believe a word that John Ehrlichman's Watergate Era assistant says?
Incidentally, Paulson was a partner at Goldman Sachs --and was their co-head of investment banking-- before being put in charge of our national candy store.
Number of days since Donna Brazile promised to leave the party if superdelegates decided the Dem nominee:
Donna has known for a long time now that superdelegates would be necessary for any Dem candidate to win the nomination this year. Ask Donna when she intends to keep her promise.
Don't hold your breath awaiting a reply.
Here's Donna now...
"For the great majority of mankind are satisfied with appearances, as though they were realities, and are often more influenced by the things that seem than by those that are."
-Niccolo Machiavelli (1469-1527)
Best bar bet in the world: Delilah didn't do it.
Judges 16:19-- And she made him (Samson) sleep upon her knees; and she called for a man, and she caused him to shave off the seven locks of his head.