Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Yesterday I quoted a conservative columnist George Will who appeared on one of Sunday's talk shows. Evidently, he didn't get to say all he wanted to say about McCain and his unpresidential temperment. Be sure to check out his editorial today.

It gave me a whole new appreciation for Obama's cool, unruffled demeanor. I got a quick glimpse of him on TV earlier saying the bailout would probably delay the programs he's advocated throughout his campaign. He is strongly opposed to any bailout that would benefit only the people who got us into this mess and not the people who pay it off. They should be treated as investors, he said, and I agree.

Newt Gingrich, who was on NPR's All Things Considered yesterday, thinks the bailout plan is "just wrong," and that "it's likely to fail, and it's likely to make the situation worse over time." The full interview and transcript are here. Two out of every three American voters say this latest catastrophe is the fault of the Republicans. Maybe that's why they're finally beginning to realize they need to apply the brakes once in a while.

Bush, Paulson, and Bernanke continue to warn of Financial Armageddon. Thank goodness, our senators and representatives are not buying any more "just trust me's" coming from Bush et al.

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