September 25, 2008

WANT TO HAND ME THE LUFA, GEORGE:

Deal said to be near on big financial bailout plan (Julie Hirschfeld Davis, 9/25/08, Associated Press)

President Bush is bringing presidential candidates Barack Obama and John McCain into negotiations on a $700 billion rescue of Wall Street as Democrats and Republicans near agreement on a bailout plan with more protections for taxpayers and new help for distressed homeowners.

Senior lawmakers and Bush administration officials have cleared away key obstacles to a deal on the unprecedented rescue, agreeing to include widely supported limits on pay packages for executives whose companies benefit.


By asking for Maverick's help W makes him look presidential and the prospect of him skipping the debate to work out the deal while the Unicorn Rider wanders about is enough to force Democrats to pass the package quickly. It's a mutual backscratch extravaganza.

Posted by Orrin Judd at September 25, 2008 9:04 AM
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