Together with the commenters, Ben McConnell blogs it clearly (highlighting by this author):
The ... historic vote in Congress for a $700 billion bailout of Wall Street failed on a vote of 228-205.
Maybe what this financial crisis will finally change about American business and government and the interplay between the two is the unquestionable need for transparency. A Google-friendly form of governance. Let's hope the secret-keepers in charge are finally, and forever, driven from power.
... comments ...
Berend -- Agreed. It'd be difficult to label this a partisan issue given that 133 Republicans voted against the bill as did 95 Democrats.
Richard -- Good point. "Bailout plan" became the de facto story title.
Now this is news I feel I can trust. Having just shifted from "read-only" to blogging read-write", I am pleasantly surprised by the insightful and civilized discourse these people elicit. Well, you may say, Church of the Customer's blog is famous. "...for a reason", I'd add and try to learn from them. My respect, and keep it going.