Friday, September 26, 2008

Have you ever thought this would happen?

Third post in about 20 minutes, but this warrants discussion.

A section I found on the New York Times:

In the Roosevelt Room after the session, the Treasury secretary, Henry M. Paulson Jr., literally bent down on one knee as he pleaded with Nancy Pelosi, the House Speaker, not to “blow it up” by withdrawing her party’s support for the package over what Ms. Pelosi derided as a Republican betrayal.

“I didn’t know you were Catholic,” Ms. Pelosi said, a wry reference to Mr. Paulson’s kneeling, according to someone who observed the exchange. She went on: “It’s not me blowing this up, it’s the Republicans.”

Mr. Paulson sighed. “I know. I know.”

This is unheard of in today's day and age. I'm not sure which is more extraordinary...the fact that the Secretary of Treasury literally begs to the Speaker of the House, or that the Speaker of the House basically told the Secretary of Treasury, "Fuck off".

Full article found here.

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