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By now, you're no doubt aware that the House voted against the $700-billion bailout, with several prominent Texas Republicans voting against the president. Among those leading the charge: Dallas' Jeb Hensarling, who, as the debate began on the House floor, called the plan one that would put the country on "the slippery slope to socialism," which, I hope, is as much fun as this ride at the State Fair of Texas looks. As Hensarling's Web site's down -- it too needs a bailout -- you can read his press release on Politico. Oh, and Happy New Year!
Oy.Fuck. --Robert Wilonsky