“I was puzzled,” Bush wrote. “He had called for this meeting. I assumed he would come prepared to outline a way to get the bill passed.”*Translated from the original faux-cowpoke gibberish.
Toward the end of the meeting, McCain finally spoke. Bush complains that he spoke only “in general terms” about how hard it would be for Republicans to back the TARP bill.
“What had started as a drama quickly descended into a farce,” he concludes. “I was watching a verbal food fight, which would have been comical except that the stakes were so high…After everyone had their chance to vent, I decided there was nothing more we could accomplish.”*
November 7, 2010
Posted by maru at 11/07/2010 09:08:00 AM