If you haven't seen this story and video on the scene in the House over the big oil bail out bill, please check it out here.
The House leadership held the five-minute vote open for almost 50 minutes until they could convince three lawmakers — Reps. Wayne Gilcrest (R-MD), C.W. Bill Young (R-FL) and Jim Gerlach (R-PA) — to change their minds. The bill passed 212-210. As the vote concluded, opponents of the bill chanted in unity: “Shame, Shame, Shame!”
And this discusses how the bill gives breaks to Dick and Dubya's pals at Exxon Mobil, Chevron Texaco, and Conoco Phillips whose 2004 profits "broke records across all industries."