Before I'm out the door and off to work, a few odds and ends:
Bailout Talks Advance, but Doubts Voiced in Congress - NYT article that reflects much of the points I made yesterday. The Democratic revisions of the Paulson pig slop are being characterized as "rancorous" - those bad, partisan Dems. Some Democrats, like Harry Waxman, are disgusted by the whole thing. Republicans are divided, and a big chunk opposes the bill. They are singling out the bankruptcy provision as unacceptable.
Campaign mailers - I got another Obama fund raising letter today. Not. One. Use. Of. Democrat. There is a full color glossy insert "A Tale of Two Conventions" with photos from the convetions and not one thing identifies them as Democrat or Republican. The letter from David Plouffe (gag) mentions Republicans five times, but never breathes the word "Democrat". The letter from Obama doesn't even do that much, vaguely talking about "opponents".
Come one, Democrats, you might as well be shot for a sheep as a lamb. Stand up for something worthwhile and stand up for yourselves.