Treasury Sec. Paulson reportedly "begged on his knees" for Speaker of House Nancy Pelosi to grant the Treasury's request for a $700 BILLION _taxpayer bailout_ of Paulson's Goldman Sachs cronies, his many other Wall St. buddies, and, quite possibly, the entire American economy.... all of which have been led to the brink of TOTAL DISASTER after 8 years, EIGHT LONG YEARS of Dick Cheney and George W. Bush's INSANE ECONOMIC POLICY of __MAKING AMERICA MORE DEPENDENT - now 100% DEPENDENT! - on FOREIGN OIL and FOREIGN CREDIT__.
"I didn't know you were Catholic."
NANCY PELOSI, Friday, Sep. 26, 2008. House Speaker Pelosi referring to Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, who reportedly got down on his knees to beg Pelosi to help speed along the government bailout package
"If money isn't loosened up, this sucker could go down."
President GEORGE W. BUSH,
expressing dismay as he watched negotiations over the $700 billion bailout package fall apart