True, it's been a while. In the meantime, the economic excesses of the past eight years have caught up to the Bush Administration. The result, as we know all too well, has been the biggest economic shakeup in decades.
Here's an AP summary filed today. This bailout ought to be one of the final blows to Bush's sagging reputation now and for many, many years to come.
WASHINGTON--The Bush Administration asked Congress on Saturday for the power to buy $700 billion in toxic assets clogging the financial system and threatening the economy as negotiations began on the largest bailout since the Great Depression.