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    Re: Pelosi says House Dems blameless in AIG scandal

    The Press such as it is, panders to the body politic.

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    Re: Pelosi says House Dems blameless in AIG scandal

    Quote Originally Posted by jujuman13 View Post
    The Press such as it is, panders to the body politic.
    No, they pander to the fools who have to choose between CNN and American Idol.

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    Re: Pelosi says House Dems blameless in AIG scandal

    Given the nature of how bills are crafted and then processed, it's quite feasible that the House voted the bill onto the Senate without the bonus language in it. Then the Senate sends it to committee, inserts the bonus language, it goes back to a conference committee where members of the House and Senate settle on the new language, the Senate passes it, it's enrolled, and then the President signs it.

    The House may have had nothing to do at all to do with the insertion of the language, but may have agreed to it simply because the Senate (under pressure from the White House) wanted in there in order to go ahead and pass it. In that case the House can throw the Senate under the bus and say "hey, it was their idea, not ours, we had to get the bill passed." The House could have said "no way" in which case the bill may have never made it back out of conference committee and died, who knows?

    Pelosi is just trying to be clever about it and failing. It's pretty transparent what she is doing.
    *insert profound statement here*

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