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This could be a good sign.  Pelosi:

Congress will respond to the financial markets crisis by taking action this week in a bipartisan manner that will protect the taxpayers' interests. The Administration's $700 billion proposal does not include the necessary safeguards. Democrats believe a responsible solution should include independent oversight, protections for homeowners and constraints on excessive executive compensation.

We will not simply hand over a $700 billion blank check to Wall Street and hope for a better outcome. Democrats will act responsibly to insulate Main Street from Wall Street.

The Speaker didn't throw a chopblock on the nominee.  One hurdle cleared, I guess.  Hope they'll keep hitting the "No Blank Check" bit.

Be nice to America. Or we'll bring democracy to your country.

by Drew J Jones (pedobear@pennstatefootball.com) on Sun Sep 21st, 2008 at 06:59:57 PM EST
I'll report on what I hear on Washington Journal (7 AM EST, call-in) and Democracy Now (8 AM) tomorrow.

They tried to assimilate me. They failed.
by THE Twank (yatta blah blah @ blah.com) on Sun Sep 21st, 2008 at 07:06:45 PM EST
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