View Full Version : Lawmakers criticize Bush after takeovers

09-18-2008, 04:30 PM
The criticism of the president was bipartisan, but Democrats faulted Bush for not explaining the crisis to the American people.

Bush spoke for less than two minutes outside of the Oval Office.
"The American people needed a fireside chat. Instead they received fast talk and a quick exit. ... It cannot give reassurance to the American people that this administration has really come to grips with the problem that faces our nation today," Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois, the No. 2 Democrat in the Senate said.


09-18-2008, 05:52 PM
It's a darned if you do and darned if you don't situation.

Had we not bailed these companies out, they would have been asking why not.