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You're making great points and all I have to go on is faith -- faith that Obama's working from a serious plan and intends to get a lot done. The only positive spin I can give you here is that Gillibrand's vote will be "owned" by Obama/Rahmbo. I'm not even slightly sorry that Andrew Cuomo's not getting this gig as I have never figured out the Cuomo mystique coming as it does from the first family of Wall Street cooption.

I hope that faith isn't misplaced. There were some good signals from BO that he may not be exactly the corporate pussy he sometimes looks like. I liked him telling the corpo's last week that the free ride was over (he was talking about regulations and Bush's "voluntary" compliance programs) and if he extends that to knocking out some of the tax breaks that have allowed a lot of corpo's to pay no - that's ZERO - corporate taxes in the US, we might have us something here.

I've been impressed with the rhetoric of the last week and I'm hoping there will turn out to be substance behind it. But if there is, he's going to have to bring the conservative BD's to heel the way FDR and LBJ did to get their controversial programs through. Still waiting for that clash.

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