Our colleague Justin Fox is live blogging the Senate Banking Committee hearing I’m at this morning on Capitol Hill. The main attractions are Paulson, Bernanke and Chris Cox. So far, the most colorful moment came before the hearing started when Code Pink – an anti-war group that haunts congressional hearings – heckled Senators Casey, Hagel and Reed before the hearing started. “Stop bailing out billionaires and bailout our troops!”
Also, Mike Enzi had, I think, the one populist moment of his career when he admonished that Congress should help “Main Street, not because the federal government is being held hostage by Wall Street,” and the audience broke into the only applause of the morning, prompting a stern warning from Chairman Dodd.