Three Hours From Dead?
The upshot is that there was a bank run in the making on September 18, and that if there was nothing done, the economy of the United States would be completely destroyed in the space of three hours, with the world economy falling apart as a result.
There are several possibilities. If you buy Paul Kanjorski’s account, then (a) the debate about the worst President / Administration ever is OVER, but (b) the bailout looks better than it really should. But maybe Hank and Ben were telling a ghost story about impending doom in order to get Democrats — a malleable bunch, them — to do whatever the Bush Administration wanted. Which is the Bush / Democratic m.o. in 2007-2008. Or maybe Kanjorski is just covering his own ass for the shoddy bailout plan that allowed all sorts of waste and nonsense.
Anyway: what say you?