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Dem to Nelson: "You're entitled to your own opinions, not your own facts"

Missed in all the vote drama last night: Senate Banking Committee chair Chris Dodd's rebuke of Florida Sen. Bill Nelson, who was one of 25 senators to vote against the Wall Street bail out.

After the Florida Democrat spelled out his opposition to the bill, including that the "CEO's who caused this crisis in the first place will benefit from this bailout and will also walk away with golden parachutes," Dodd took to the Senate floor.

"We're all entitled to our opinions," the Connecticut Democrat said, directing his remarks to Nelson. "Pat Moynihan used to say, 'Everyone is entitled to their own opinions but not their own facts.' "

Dodd, who helped write the bill, said it prohibits golden parachutes in a number of situations for many of the troubled institutions.

"For the first time ever in the history of the Congress, we are going to pass legislation dealing with golden parachutes," Dodd said. "More will be done but this bill does take very concrete, specific actions in that regard. Again, you're entitled to your own opinions, not your own facts."

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yo mama

Nelson got the vote correct, even if for the wrong reasons. Even a blind squirrel finds a nut once in a while. The bill is so loaded with pork, it will cost far more than $700 billion.

McCain missed a golden opportunity to vote this horrible bill down.

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