They’ve got us into the old high school spirit rooting for the Red team or the Blue team as though the gridlock in the House were the gridiron on homecoming.
“House Rejects Bailout Package, 228-205; Stocks Plunge” the NY Times bellowed.
A lot of us cheered.
“House ignores Bush, rejects $700B bailout bill,” AP thundered.
Again, many of us cheered.
All this in the midst of a hot electoral season with debates at colleges, mooseburgers, NOBAMA T-shirts, Caribou Barbie, and an addled old GI Joe. The economy is tottering and everybody seems to be cheering for their team.
We’re cheering because we’ve stopped the Wall Street Bailout and we’re gearing up for the fight all over again in the Senate.
They’ve got us where they would like to keep us: focusing on the political game instead of watching the pea and shell game of money and finance.