Monday, September 29, 2008

Bipartisan bailout blowup!

The bailout is dead! Long live the bailout!
YEAS (207)
  • Democrats -- 141
  • Republicans -- 66
NAYS (226)
  • Democrats -- 94
  • Republicans -- 132
So, Nancy Pelosi could only deliver 60% of the Democratic House caucus in support of the bill. Leadership!

UPDATE: If Pelosi was trying to sweet-talk Republicans into supporting the bill, she sure had a funny way of going about it:

In looking at the House roll call, I was happy to see among the Democrats who voted for the unpopular bailout the name of Rep. Ron Klein, who's facing a challenge in Florida's 22nd District from Lt. Col. Allen West.


  1. There was a scene in "Airplane" where they threw in the Point-Counterpoint segment from 60 Minutes.
    Jack Kirkpatrick rails: "...they knew what they were getting into. I say, let 'em crash."
    Not everyone wants to prolong the economic agony, or thinks that any more bandaids on the mummy are helping.

  2. Now we have to sweat the Senate vote.

    But I wonder if they can get an amended bill back to the house befor they go on vacation again.

    (I think they have to amend _something_ to get it before thehouse again.)

  3. I'd like to see a parliamentary lawyer discuss this above-the-fold.

    Is it dead? Why will the Senate vote on it--the House has spoken. Stare Decisis?