The bailout vote

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Capitol Dawn, courtesy of andertho

I’m not going to spend time looking up which districts are in our immediate area and then find their representatives, but it’s easy to paste in the names of all the VA and MD reps and how they voted on the bailout bill. I’m not weighing in on my opinion – I’m not even sure I’m of one mind on which way I would  have liked it to go – but almost everyone else seems to have an opinion, and here you can tell how your rep weighed in.

If you don’t know who your rep is you can use Who Is My Representative, though I’d question your right to be pissed off if you hadn’t bothered to be aware of their identity before now…

From Virginia:

  • Rick Boucher: yes
  • Eric Cantor: yes
  • Tom Davis: yes
  • Thelma Drake: no
  • Randy Forbes: no
  • Virgil Goode: no
  • Bob Goodlatte: no
  • James Moran: yes
  • Robert Scott: no
  • Robert Whittman: no

From Maryland:

  • Roscoe Bartlett: no
  • Elijah Cummings: no
  • Donna Edwards: no
  • Wayne Gilchrest: yes
  • Steny Hoyer: yes
  • Dutch Ruppersberger: yes
  • John Sarbanes: yes
  • Chris Van Hollen: yes

gathered from here.

Well I used to say something in my profile about not quite being a “tinker, tailor, soldier, or spy” but Tom stole that for our about us page, so I guess I’ll have to find another way to express that I am a man of many interests.

Hmm, guess I just did.

My tastes run the gamut from sophomoric to Shakespeare and in my “professional” life I’ve sold things, served beer, written software, and carried heavy objects… sometimes at the same place. It’s that range of loves and activities that makes it so easy for me to love DC – we’ve got it all.


3 thoughts on “The bailout vote

  1. I’d like to see some Wall Street executives get interrogated by Eleanor Holmes Norton. In fact, I think any further bailout deals being discussed should include a provision in which Del. Norton gets to interrogate the CEO and upper-level executives of any firm benefitting from the bailout.