City Paper is not for tourists
Cheap headline. But am I the only one who thinks there’s something strangely sexy about the language surrounding this whole stimulus bill?
I have been out of middle school for a solid decade, but I still couldn’t get through this Post article without smirking. I mean, we have President Bush describing “arduous, late-night negotiations” between House members (one of whom is named Boehner) concerning a “stimulus package” which Bush insists is the “right size”? Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson “cautioned against slowing down the process,” resulting in “reaching agreement so quickly”? Then, the negotiations ended with “Paulson, Pelosi and Boehner [meeting] over breakfast at 7 a.m. Wednesday”?
Let’s hear it from Pelosi:
“I can’t say that I’m totally pleased with the package, but I do know that it will help stimulate the economy,” Pelosi said. “And if it does not, then there will be more to come.”