14 Feb 2009 What Happened to the Big Hurry?
The Democratic leaders were in such a big hurry to get the stimulus bill passed, they couldn’t even wait 48 hours (as the members of the House of Representatives requested) to hold the vote. Yet, Emily Pierce reported Friday night for RollCall:
…the Senate gave final approval to a $787 billion economic stimulus bill on a 60-38 vote at 10:46 p.m. Friday. President Barack Obama plans to sign the landmark recovery package into law on Monday.
Too much of a hurry to let the House and Senate read the bill — or even look it over much — before voting. Not in enough hurry, though, for the President to lift a pen before Monday.
Addendum, 2/14/09: Now Obama’s waiting until Tuesday.