Commentary Magazine



Here’s a scenario for the down-in-the-dumps Republicans. The Senate passes a version of the bailout with the FDIC limits raised and tax cuts to boot. It is indisputably a more conservative bill. At the urging of John McCain, House Republicans vote for it: It passes. McCain is touted as the person who forced the Pelosi machine to slow down, listen to the opposition and make the bill a better, more bipartisan one. Barack Obama is faulted as irrelevant and MSM reporters note that he essentially sat on the sidelines.

Yeah right.