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KRON 4: 5 PM: Sunday September 29, 2008: Paulson-Dodd-Frank

Washington Post Death Spiral Watch (Jonathan Weisman Edition)

Hoisted from Comments: Jameson:

Grasping Reality with Both Hands: The Semi-Daily Journal Economist Brad DeLong: The interesting thing about the Weisman story is where it stops, with Pelosi telling Paulson she didn't know he was a Catholic. As reported in the New York Times, the exchange went on, with Pelosi saying: “It’s not me blowing this up, it’s the Republicans.”

Mr. Paulson sighed. “I know. I know.”

(Talks Implode During a Day of Chaos; Fate of Bailout Plan Remains Unresolved, NY Times, 09/25/08 )

Now why would Weisman fail to include that little tidbit?

Two possibilities: because his Republican sources would get mad, or because his editors would get mad. I suspect both.