Did Pelosi Get Played?
by Todd Beeton, Mon Sep 29, 2008 at 10:00:48 AM EDT
The No's so far are winning the bailout vote, 226-207. They're keeping the vote open in an effort to twist people's arms. Matt Stoller suggests the House Republicans promised more votes than they actually had. Clearly Republicans want to run against this thing at home, or, perhaps more accurately, they don't want to allow their Democratic challengers to use it against them.
In the meantime, the Dow is down almost 500 points.
Consider this a bailout thread to follow the story as it continues to evolve.
Update [2008-9-29 14:5:4 by Todd Beeton]:94 Democrats voted No. Only 65 or so Republicans voted Yes. A rare show of bi-partisanship in opposition to what John Boehner reportedly called a "crap sandwich."
Update [2008-9-29 14:8:55 by Todd Beeton]:The bill has failed:
Update [2008-9-29 14:10:24 by Todd Beeton]:MSNBC is calling this a failure of Bush and Paulson.