Well, OK – as long as there’s a reasonable explanation…

So, why $700 billion to bail out Wall St.?  I mean, Henry Paulson must know what he’s doing, right?  He ran Goldman-Sachs – and they’re doing just fine, aren’t they?

But, anyhoo, why not ask for $100 billion and go back to Congress if more is needed?

Fortunately, there is a good and thoughtful reason behind the $700 billion request:

“It’s not based on any particular data point,” a Treasury spokeswoman told Forbes.com Tuesday. “We just wanted to choose a really large number.”

from Forbes.com via DailyKos

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