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By Dave Lindorff

It is going to be entertaining, to say the least, to watch John McCain and Barack Obama, both of whom endorsed the crooked, stacked rip-off bailout bill being scaremongered into law by the Bush Administration.

Now that it is clear that the American public overwhelmingly recognizes this bill as a corrupt attempt to rob them and reward the crooks and shysters on Wall Street, how will McCain and Obama weasel out of their endorsement of the proposal?

They can certainly count their lucky stars that the vote was in the House and not in the Senate, where they would have already had to take a public stand up or down on the measure, but let's be clear--both men have said they suppport the negotiated proposal that was put to the House today, and which went down to a stinging defeat, 228-205, despite the solid support of the House Democratic leadership.

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Meanwhile, to see how your representative voted, click here. You'll know what do to...


DAVE LINDORFF is a Philadelphia-based journalist and columnist. His latest book is "The Case for Impeachment" (St. Martin's Press, 2006 and now available in paperback edition). His work is available at

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