October 3, 2008
TEN DAYS OF HIS POLITICAL LIFE THAT MAC CAN NEVER GET BACK:
Reversal of fortune: House approves $700-billion bailout bill (Johanna Neuman and Richard Simon, 10/03/08, Los Angeles Times)
The House today approved a $700-billion financial rescue plan -- sweetened by $110 billion in tax cuts -- on a 263-171 vote four days after rejecting it in a move that stunned both Wall Street and Washington.
"We've made this bill better," said House Republican leader John Boehner of Ohio. "Is it perfect? No. But it clearly is better than it was a week ago."
Yup, sugar-coating it was all it took for the House GOP to fold. Way to re-brand.
Posted by Orrin Judd at October 3, 2008 1:24 PM