If you get your bailout news via other people’s papers on the New York City subway, this morning you saw (along with the crying young Mets fan in the orange wig) a range of emotions and points of emphasis:
Excitement! The rescue is ready! “IT’S A DEAL! $700b Wall Street rescue ready for House ok today,” New York Post
Ongoing schadenfreude. “Congress to the Lords of Wall Street…PARTY’S OVER!” (New York) Daily News
Skepticism. “Cheque en blanco a los bancos,” Hoy (Nueva York).
And, anger (if you looked hard enough). “Bailout bill vote today; NYers riled” AM New York (wedged between a “guide to handy and trendy totes” and the news that Scarlett Johansson got married.)
Liz Cox Barrett is a freelance writer and graphic designer in Kalispell, Montana. She worked as a newspaper journalist in Denver and Kalispell for 20 years.