The New York Times highlights the defining moment of yesterday’s White House meeting on the bank bailout bill when Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson "got down on one knee as he pleaded with Nancy Pelosi, the House Speaker, not to ‘blow it up’ by withdrawing her party’s support for the package over what Ms. Pelosi derided as a Republican betrayal."
Said Pelosi: "I didn’t know you were Catholic. It’s not me blowing this up, it’s the Republicans."
Paulson sighed, "I know. I know."
"I didn’t know you were Catholic." ?
"I didn’t know you were Catholic." ?!?
Speaker Pelosi… Vae tibi tam nigrae, dicebat caccabus ollae.
After everything you have said on television, Speaker Pelosi, and how you vote …