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."Obama snarks that as President, sometimes you have to be able to do two things at once. Like walk and chew gum. (my words)
"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!"
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.