777 points later on the Dow Jones Industrial Average, I'm not sure whom I'm more pissed off at, the House Republicans or Nancy Pelosi.
The speech heard 'round the world:
Never mind that the budget projections were based on the Nasdaq bubble continuing forever, or that 9/11 happened on those two years...
But how can I put all the blame on the House GOP for not wanting to eat a "mud" sandwich of a bill when Pelosi ignores the plain fact of Democratic opposition to regulation of Fannie and Freddie?
I'd rather that the House Republicans sucked it up, voted for the bill, and then focused their public relations machine on telling the other side of the story. But even I would have had to swallow pretty damned hard when Pelosi was carving the epitaph of capitalism live on the floor of the House.