House and Senate Democrats put the finishing touches on their financial reform bill. After an all-night session, they finished about 5AM this morning, which made everyone tired enough to speak the truth:
"It's a great moment. I'm proud to have been here," said a teary-eyed Sen. Christopher J. Dodd (D-Conn.), who as chairman of the Senate Banking Committee led the effort in the Senate. "No one will know until this is actually in place how it works. But we believe we've done something that has been needed for a long time. It took a crisis to bring us to the point where we could actually get this job done."
No will know until this is actually in place how it works. So, no worries then? What's the worst that could happen?
"This is about as important as it gets, because it deals with every single aspect of our lives," said Sen. Christopher Dodd (D., Conn.), a chief architect of the compromise.
No idea how this works. But it's going to affect every single aspect of our lives. I don't know which is worse: when they lie to us, or when they inadvertently speak the truth.