The cost of inaction was too great, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown said Saturday, referring to his vote in favor of the bailout bill for Wall Street.
"It was the hardest, the best and the worst vote I ever cast," said Brown, D-Ohio, who was elected to the Senate in 2006 after serving seven terms in the U.S. House.
"It was hard politically. The political vote was to vote 'No,'" he said. "It was the best vote because it had to be done. It was the worst vote because it wasn't a package that anyone much liked."
Brown was at Joe Sundae's and the Better Half restaurant in Sandusky on Saturday, where he mingled with patrons and sat down for an hour-long interview with the Register.