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Thursday, September 25, 2008

Paulson blinks, McCain tries to play Spartacus and Bush fails the hard sell

This is how Bush should have done it.

Paulson has agreed to a concession regarding executive pay. Honestly, I do not think this will be enough.

What is the really big news is that McCain is now playing a Mighty Mouse by announcing he has suspended the campaign and going back to Washington to save the day because they obviously can’t do this without him. He even canceled an interview with Letterman, which Letterman has razzed him on.

Wed Sep 24 2008 17:41:58 ET

David Letterman tells audience that McCain called him today to tell him he had to rush back to DC to deal with the economy .

Then in the middle of the taping Dave got word that McCain was, in fact just down the street being interviewed by Katie Couric. Dave even cut over to the live video of the interview, and said, "Hey Senator, can I give you a ride home?"

Earlier in the show, Dave kept saying, "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!"


The story behind McCain is that there was some type of conference call between McCain and Obama but there was no mention of delaying the upcoming debate. Then McCain made his big announcement about doing a timeout to get the economy back on track and supporting the bailout.

Of course Obama is not letting him off the hook.

"This is exactly the time when people need to hear from the candidates... Part of the president’s job is to deal with more than one thing at once. In my mind it’s more important than ever.” (Obama also agreed that "there are times for politics and there are times to rise above politics and do what’s right.”)

From what I have heard in the News, the Palin sheen has now been replaced with the current economic crisis which is hurting him in the numbers. Therefore McCain is pulling the bug out to shore up his numbers.

I just heard the President’s speech, which is basically a rehash of what has been going on. Honestly, the only vibe I got was “All I know is that I am out of here in 4 months and this will be somebody else's problem.”