My impression is those stalwart House guys who have put up what they believe to be an honest good fight against unprecedented government intervention on Wall Street were acting largely alone — without a ton of support from the think tanks in town. Rewinding a bit, we have a Republican White House. I’ve read Paulson & co. have been working on this bailout/rescue for about a year. Why weren’t they coordinating with the Heritage Foundation, AEI, Cato for a year? Maybe they were and I don’t know it, but that’s not my impression …. seems like a real shame and missed opportunity.