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Kumbaya, Distinguished Gentlemen

As a leader of the "Pray at the Pump" movement, Rocky Twyman spent the summer visiting service stations to ask God for lower gas prices. But after he saw the House of Representatives collapse in chaos as it attempted to pass a financial bailout on Monday, Twyman headed to Capitol Hill yesterday with a new cause.

"Join us in prayer for healing our U.S. Economy NOW," his hand-lettered sign announced as he stopped passersby across the street from the Capitol. "Our Congress Needs God and Prayer Now."

Within hours, Twyman's prayers were answered. As if touched by the hand of God, Senate leaders abandoned their partisan ways and declared a new day of harmony and togetherness.

"We're going to have a significant bipartisan victory on the rescue plan here in the Senate tonight," Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) exulted after lunching with his fellow Republican senators. "I think you're going to see on display tonight the Senate at its best."

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-- Dana Milbank

By Dana Milbank  | October 2, 2008; 12:00 AM ET
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Republicans gained control of Congress. Republicans entered the White House a) because middle America was offended by Democrat Bill Clinton's fellatio, b) because Florida has yet to learn how properly to count votes, and c) the right-leaning Supreme Court decided they liked George W. Bush better than Al Gore. George W. Bush is a highly opinionated, easily manipulated, intellectual fly-weight. In McCain and Palin, one sees Republicans repeat the pattern. McCain graduated from the Naval Academy at the bottom of his class. He married into a wealthy family. He's been in Barry Goldwater's seat in the Senate for a long time. He got shot down several times and landed in Vietnamese prison-of-war camp where the accommodations were subpar. He will continue to do the bidding of "movement" conservatives, who want the world restored to the condition it was in before Theodore Roosevelt. Voting McCain-Palin is the same as voting Bush-Cheney. You want more of the same chaos and deceit? Do we really want America's 400 wealthiest families deciding who lives and who dies?

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