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A Second Career For Frank

If things don't work out for Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) as chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, he could still find a career as a scribe covering Congress. He's got the breathless lede down.

"In the minds of the media, Congress can operate at one of two speeds: either way too slow or much too fast," Frank said at a press conference today called to discuss the prospects of a bailout for the auto industry. 

"If we were to pass this right away I could write the stories for tomorrow: 'In a rushed, barely-examined commitment of many, many more taxpayer dollars, Congress today leapt into an abyss,'" Frank dictated. 

A reporter told him his offering sounded pretty good.

"I waive copyright," said Frank. 

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