Monday, February 16, 2009

Hurry Up And Wait

Weren't we told that the economy was in such dire straits that we had to act, and we had to act now? Wasn't Congress in such a rush to ram this bill through both houses that they didn't even have time to read all 1,071 pages of it? Sure, they voted to "consider it read", but that means nothing; they didn't read it. But they sure did vote to pass it, whatever it was. We may have to wait to find out if it was actually what we were fed through the media.

The point is, however, that if this were so darned urgent, why is the president waiting until Tuesday to sign it into law? Priorities, people, priorities.

Obama, not yet a month into the job, needed a three day weekend. It's ironic that the bill needed an immediate vote so that the speaker of the house could jet off to Rome, while the now-passed thing sits and waits for the president to get done taking time off. I'm willing to bet that if President Bush had faced this situation, he'd be in Crawford...signing the bill!

Don't get me wrong, I'm not in a hurry to see the damned thing signed, far from it, but it was chanted by Obama and the democrats that it was imperative to move quickly. Now? Ah, it can wait until Tuesday.

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