Spread out across the floor in John McCain's Senate office, Code Pink protesters chanted, "Bailout over my dead body," yesterday. Along with a plethora of cameras, the protesters then made their way over to Barack Obama's office. The group is among those Americans who oppose a Wall Street bailout. Their efforts didn't work, since both John McCain and Barack Obama supported the bill.
Picking up on the unpopularity, Capitol Hill ditched the term "bailout," instead calling it a rescue. The better marketing obviously helped, as the bill made it through the Senate. The final bill evolved from 3 pages as proposed by Bush, to 102 pages that failed in the House, to over 450 pages. Both Democratic and Republican leaders have faith that it will pass the House on Friday.
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