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McDermott: King Henry’s quick pass

There will be a lot said this week and beyond about the mega-financial bailout, but little of it will be more instantly quotable – or more pungent – than what Washington Democratic Representative Jim McDermott had to say today.

The stunner key quote, at the end: “This is the third time we’ve done it with this bunch. First the war – that didn’t get paid for. Then the tax cuts. That didn’t get paid for. And now King Henry takes over to distribute 700 billion dollars. He’s going to be there for four months. And in four months he will make deals and then he’ll go out and he’ll be able to catch a pass he threw to himself.”

The way Washington works, how many people will lightly dismiss the allegation?

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