Thank House Republicans for making major improvements to the bailout bill. I still hate it, and I still want to know whether credit cards and student loans are included as they were before, but until then, I’m less opposed to the inevitable bill (which is the best you’re going to get from me).
And while you’re thanking people, I know we can’t stand him, but you thank John McCain for backing up Boehner at the White House meeting and agreeing that we needed to reign in this big, ugly dog.
If you’re conservative like me and still haven’t made up your mind to vote for McCain, do me a big favor and consider this: the next Treasury secretary will be appointed by the next president. And that Treasury secretary is going to have a stinking lot of power, oversight committee or not (we see how well committees did for the banks and Freddie and Fannie). Also remember that this is making government bigger, and our best hope for making government smaller is the stubborn man we all love to hate. I get that your principles are urging you loudly not to vote for him, but remember that you have more than one principle. And read this.
UPDATE: I know the bill failed, but don’t breathe your sigh of relief yet. It could become worse (back to the way the Democrats initially had it).