This is what I'm hearing from the Republicans, just after the failed bailout vote in the House:
"Well, we were going to vote for the bailout. But then Speaker Pelosi made a partisan speech, so we voted against it."
Number one, how is that not partisan? And, number two, if they felt like a bailout or something was necessary, are they really ready to imperil the whole US economy because they didn't like a speech?
How stupid is that?
Oh, and just for good measure, one of them (sorry, can't remember who said it), blamed the upcoming Jewish holidays for "rushing" the vote.
And the third thing, the Republicans keep saying that they want this thing to be "truly bipartisan", but then someone (again, I wasn't taking names, just watching MSNBC coverage) said that they didn't vote for the bailout because they hadn't been able to push the provisions "far enough to the right".
Bloody fucking idiots. No matter if you're for or against the bailout, that's what the Republicans are acting like.
I've got to go back to work now.