I'll admit, I've been a bit out of pocket for most of the day so what I hear was only a 3 second blurb at the top of the hour.
I do have a nasty suspicion that the bill is a definite compromise (where both parties walk away feeling screwed but thinking the other guy was screwed over more so) than a good old fashion barter (where both parties walk away feeling richer than before).
No final wisdom (Wisdom? Here? HA!) just the link to The Other McCain's place for this:
You might think a notoriously reckless driver like Hunter S. Thompson would have wised up to this Clintonian scam, but his deep-in-the-bones hereditary hatred of Republicans was incurable. And I’ve often wished I’d had the chance to meet the guy and explain to him what I’ve come to understand: Becoming a conservative doesn’t mean you have to quit hating Republicans.
In fact, looking around the blogosphere — or listening to Mark Levin on the radio — the past few days, I’d dare say nobody hates Republicans right now more than conservatives do.