So earlier today comes Hairy Reed, and says over ye cliffe we shall goe, for there's no agreement. Then a little later comes old McConnell saying, "Hold on just one minute there, podnuh...
And so it goes, just like the movin' pitchers.
This whole phiscal cliph thing is looking like it's scripted, like a Hollywood movie. You know -- Obama drops back to throw the hail Mary just as the countdown clock ticks down to zero and the crowd foams like a dog in their collective mouth.
It's starting to look like just another media circus put on for the entertainment and bafflement of the gapes.