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As a former lobbyist, I almost had to admire the way they unswervingly stayed on message. And the message was that the status quo was good for everyone and that Ted and I were wasting our time exploring whether market changes might call for statutory and regulatory changes.
Perhaps President Abraham Lincoln's famous words of hope for a "... government of the people, by the people, for the people..." will yet ring true again -- with a little help from Russ Feingold and his growing movement.
The language of this bill is not only out of sync with legal precedent, but with common sense and common dignity.
So here's what we know: The president's job-approval rating is back up again, higher than it's been in months. And here's what we don't know: Why?