The Senate GOP rejection of the House-Administration auto-industry deal tops the news. With W's applying TARP to the auto bailout all but inevitable, Arianna marvels at the double standard that lends banks free money while Detroit and its workers could hang themselves with the attached strings. Bob condemns the media for hoisting the Blagojevich story above important news, like Afghanistan a reporter condemning Bush Administration for using torture. Tony says Obama transition-team members seem act as if they have something to worry about. Plus, is noted scientist and Obama nominee Steven Chu a mad scientist? He wants to make gas prohibitively expensive, but electricity, too? Is he nuts or right?
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