24 September 2008


John McCain is going back to the Senate! He will probably need to bring his Senatorial ID with him, as he's been gone so long that nobody will recognize him. Just for the record, McCain has not actually cast a ballot in the Senate since April 8th, and has been the most absent senator, missing 412 of the 643 votes since January 2007. Cancel the debate -- the economy needs me now!!

Letterman is devastating:

"You don't suspend your campaign. This doesn't smell right. This isn't the way a tested hero behaves." And he joked: "I think someone's putting something in his metamucil."

"He can't run the campaign because the economy is cratering? Fine, put in your second string quarterback, Sara Palin. Where is she?"

"What are you going to do if you're elected and things get tough? Suspend being president? We've got a guy like that now!"
Obama snarks that as President, sometimes you have to be able to do two things at once. Like walk and chew gum. (my words)

According to TPM, the deal is 98% done, and it looks pretty good -- the Treasury capitulated on all the major points. Taxpayers may well get value for their dollars in a buy-out, rather than a bailout. McCain, I infer, is just jetting in to grandstand and try to claim the credit.

Desperate, and sad.


  1. As a conservative who could never be swayed to vote for Obama I have to agree with you on this one SF. McCain is looking like a big loser in this poker hand. He should have said "I am gong back to Washington to do my job in the Senate and I am going to debate your punk skinny ass on friday", or something like that.

    It really doesn't matter if they back at the Senate or not since they are both clueless, and Obama has never accomplished anything there anyway.

    The only thing I disagree with you is that "it looks pretty good". Whether you consider it a bail out or a buy out it is in no way good that the government is considering spending 700B because of bad stupid behavior from main street to wall street. I work my ass off and it is not my "patriotic duty" to finance others greed, deception, carelessness, and stupidity.

  2. *snort* Letterman got it just right.

    As much as I don't like Palin, she could certainly be out there campaigning for him while he uhhh does his job. And certainly he can go participate in the freaking debate.

  3. I actually liked his immigration policy.

  4. Let me get this straight:

    Obama didn't have the guts to do the town hall debates McCain wanted, and that's fine.

    But it's not OK that McCain wants to postpone a debate so he can, like, do his job?

    Even your hero Bill Clinton is on board with this. I guess the ambush will have to wait.

  5. http://indexed.blogspot.com/2008/09/busy-busy-busy.html

    I saw this right after reading your post. :P


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