I wish I was surprised, but I'm not. Of COURSE the Bush's "solution" to the crisis is to take 700 billion dollars out of treasury and give it to his friends, no strings attached. That's his solution to EVERYTHING: make his friends richer at our expense. It's part of what CAUSED this mess.
I think the jig may be up, though. I don't think the Democrats will go for it. It's too obvious, too blatant, too cynical. If they have any sense, they'll come up with their own plan, and not even bother getting Hank Paulsen's opinion about it.