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.