[Another UPDATE]: Thank you for reminding me, Swamp_Yankee. YOU MAY NOW START REMINDING THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ABOUT HOW THE DEMOCRATS GOT US INTO THIS MESS IN THE FIRST PLACE, SENATOR MCCAIN.
[UPDATE]: The final score was 263-171, and I have no idea who bailed. 172-63 Democrats, 91-108 Republicans. Took you people long enough.
I’ll add stuff as it appears, but it looks like it passed, and with sufficient margin to make last-minute changes unlikely.
I suggest that those of you who are planning to scream about this do so in the privacy of your own homes: because yes, this is a bailout; yes, this kind of sucks for people looking for smaller government; and yes, we should never have let things get this bad in the first place. But it’s now the post-bailout era, and that is the way that things are.
So, if it’s all the same to you, I’d like to get back to the election now.