I came across this blurb on Politico.com's "The Huddle":
CANCELLED: Treasury Secretary HANK PAULSON ditches a planned appearance before the Senate Banking Committee. A committee aide notes, unhappily, that Paulson somehow has found time to speak at Brookings today instead.
It's so nice to know that our leaders have their priorities in place.
I wonder if the MSM will have the courage to call out Mr. Paulson on this one. Some news organization, I presume, will be at the Brookings Institution awaiting his arrival...and then asking why a speech to an advocacy group was more important than addressing Congress about the financial meltdown that afflicted the country in the past 24 hours.