September 29, 2008

Bailout Bill Fails

Looks like the bill did not pass out of the House, by a vote of 206-227. More later.


Michael Reynolds said...

It looks likelier now that I'll win our bet. Kind of a shame the economy has to be destroyed to make that happen, though.

Burt Likko said...

Yeah, I think that's right. Had the bill passed, blame about the tanking economy would have been more equally spread around both parties. But as it is, the whole mess falls back in the White House's lap and that means McCain gets to absorb that blow in November.

Maybe Obama will run over a puppy with his Lexus while driving to a taping of Oprah or something like that, and the popular vote will fall within 5% again.