Well, we now know that Barack Obama really isn't a secret Muslim. No adherent of the Koran could vote for a bailout package that contained more pork than a Hormel rendering plant.
Yet, that's exactly what Obama — and John McCain, along with leadership in both Houses of Congress — did last week.
Of course, Obama wasn't the one who loaded up the bill with earmarks. That task fell to statesmen such as…
* Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR), who seeks a tax break for arrow manufacturers in his home district.
* Rep. Don Young (R-AK), who as House porker-in-chief, seeks a tax break for the perpetrators in the Exxon Valdez oil spill.
* An anonymous sponsor, who seeks tax write-offs for the owners of NASCAR racetracks.
Thankfully, these provisions and many others made it in to the bill, which is why our financial institutions survived the weekend and why we aren't all speaking Mandarin, Russian or Arabic right now.
Time to celebrate with some ribs and bacon.
Tags: Barack Obama, Don Young, Economy, House of Representatives, John McCain, Peter DeFazio, Senate