Deer, meet headlights

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President Bush looked awfully uncomfortable tonight. I don’t know if it was discomfort with the particulars of the financial bailout legislation he found himself having to promote, discomfort with now finding himself the third most powerful person (after Dick Cheney and Hank Paulson) in his own Administration, discomfort with having to give a speech on a Wednesday night, or just, you know, discomfort.

I didn’t find any major flaw with the particulars of what he said, although I did find it interesting that he actually used the word “panic.” As in, “America could slip into a financial panic.” But on the whole it wasn’t much of a sales job.

Update: Oh, and Obamacain released a joint statement saying it’s time to “come together.” Right now. To avoid an “economic catastrophe.”