Nancy Pelosi wants a rushed stimulus vote today so they can have a grand signing ceremony with the president before she leaves the country — and who cares if those voting have had time to read the bill? It’s only our money.

Via Drudge:

Rep. John Culberson, TX claims the “stimulus” bill must be urgently voted on today — because Speaker Nancy Pelosi is leaving at 6:00 PM for an 8 day trip to Europe!

Culberson made the charge on Houston’s KSEV radio.

Pelosi is hoping to lead a delegation to Europe; there’s a meeting with the Pope and an award from an Italian legislative group.
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In the rushing, Democrats have now broken their promise to have the public see the $790 billion bill for 48 hours before any vote.

Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) predicted that none of his Senate colleagues would ‘have the chance’ to read the entire final version of the 1,071-page bill before it comes up for a final vote.

I just heard Culberson on with Glenn Beck saying the same thing.

If there was ever a time for bipartisan fury on the part of us peasants and serfs, it’s now.

Is there any way to have Pelosi’s citizenship stripped before she tries to come back? That way, at least one job will have been created.

1:45 p.m. est update: The House is preparing to vote… you can watch the debacle on C-Span’s website.

3 p.m. est update: Porkulus passed the House, with no Repubs and seven Dems against it: 246-183.

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