Harry Reid, leader of the Brave Sir Robin Congress, punts on the bail-out:
Reid was asked directly by a reporter whether he approved of the $86 billion loan that saved the world's largest insurance company. He would only say that he met with top Bush administration officials who informed him the bailout was underway earlier this week...
So does that mean he's against it? Or for it, backing the Bush administration on a major economic move? "I'm not in a position to say that what they've done has been appropriate," Reid said.
I guess we'll hear more from Harry when he's further informed. In the meantime, he knows where any target is likely to be placed:
Quickly changing subjects, Reid shifted back to bashing the Bush administration on financial deregulation.
"This administration hates government," Reid said, referring to the same administration that just bailed out half of Wall Street and the entire mortgage industry.
Reid knows exactly how we got here, he just isn't sure where "here" is or have any idea what to do about it.