Actually, I don't really blame Sarah Palin. She had nothing to do with it. I am just curious to see what happens to my blog traffic if I include the words "Sarah Palin" in my post.
While we're on the topic of fiscal calamity, though... I hate it when I am right when predicting the end of the world. Last Thursday I said watch out below if Congress doesn't pass something.
Today, Congress didn't pass something and, well, just don't check your 401K for a few days (or years).
And I am not 100 percent convinced that this bailout is the right thing to do. It is built on the specious premise that the ONLY options are: THIS $700 billion plan or the whole world comes apart at the seams. No one in power has bothered to ask "What about another approach?"
Anyway - blame for today's vote? Plenty to go around, but a special little piece belongs to Nancy Pelosi, the dimwit Speaker of the House. She just couldn't resist getting in a dig at President Bush and the Republicans BEFORE the vote today.
I find this particularly offensive and not because I love George Bush (I do not). Rather, it really irks me that she knew - she KNEW - what the stakes were with this vote. She KNEW how fragile this coalition was. But she decided to be oh so clever and work partisan politics into something that has been carefully positioned as a BIPARTISAN effort for the past week.
And she did it BEFORE the vote, rather than after.
I really resent such a complete dope being in charge of the House of Representatives and being second in line for the presidency. (Bet you forgot THAT little gem of 4th grade civics.)
That someone this stupid can become Speaker bodes ill for the future of this nation. Tip O'Neill is turning somersaults in his grave.
(To House Republicans: Take off your diapers, wipe your noses and quit crying that Nancy P. pulled your hair at recess.)