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This Is Leadership?
From: David Farber <dave () farber net>
Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2008 17:32:55 -0400

One thing I learned is never to bring something to a vote unless you have the votes OR you want it to fail. djf


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From: Robert Atkinson <rca53 () columbia edu>
Date: September 29, 2008 4:49:22 PM EDT
To: David Farber <dave () farber net>
Subject: This Is Leadership?

Dave,

Can anyone on IP explain why the “rescue bill” (aka “bailout”) was brought to a vote when it was clear that it would lose? The whole idea was to restore confidence and the circus after the vote did more damage than the vote itself. Does anyone on Capitol Hill understand that markets work on two principles, fear and greed? Watching the alleged “leaders” act like a bunch of kindergarteners only stokes the fear. Anyone for term limits?

Bob




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