Plug the Hole Before You Bail!
So - Nancy Pelousy gives a speech prior to the vote today, blaming the entire situation on Bush and all the Republicans. Well, she wanted a bi-partisan vote, and she got it - she couldn't even get her own people in line. As one Rep said, you don't poison the well before you drink. And of course after the vote she again blamed the Republicans, even though her own party had the votes to pass it.
And having someone like Obama, who has remained pretty much neutral on this entire fiasco, calling Dems in Washington saying he wasn't going to support the bill but he wanted them to - that kind of crap don't fly in DC.
Bush - along with McCain - tried in 2005 to unscrew what Clinton screwed in 1995, and the Dems basically said for him to piss up a rope. Now they can't figure out why Fannie and Freddie went belly up. And of course, since their thought processes work about as well as my Devil Dog's, everything must be the fault of Bush.
The general American public who have seen the companies they worked for go under with no government bailout are not happy about this whole thing, and I think many of those Dems who voted against the bill heard loud and clear from their constituents - if you want to keep your job, you'd better not vote for this piece of garbage.