A sweaty, panicky blogger chambers a single round and waits for the paddles to hit an economy in cardiac arrest…
Update: The vote’s not done yet but they’re already at 231. Unless a swath of members switch to no at the last minute, it’s a done deal.
Update: Sugary Senate pork made the medicine go down: 263-171 as the gavel comes down, with some 90 Republicans voting yes. The Dow has suddenly dropped by 80 points or so, but I think I know why — it’s pessimists like me unloading their portfolios to capitalize on the post-bailout spike ahead of what they expect will be another downturn next week. (I didn’t unload, but thought about it.)
Standby for the roll of
glory bitter resignation!
Update: Democrats predictably credit The One, who leaned on members to switch and push this through.