What a sleaze.
The AP this morning is reporting that Congress is near a deal on the bailout and they are entering final negotiations today. In desperation, McCain is trying to glom some credit for the legislation and make himself look above politics. Here’s Congressman Barney Frank’s response:
“We’re going to have to interrupt a negotiating session tomorrow between the Democrats and Republicans on a bill where I think we are getting pretty close, and troop down to the White House for their photo op,” said Frank, the House Financial Services Committee chairman. “I wish they’d checked with us.”
Exactly. The bill is nearly done. McCain and Obama can sign off from anywhere. There is certainly no need to suspend campaigning and cancel the debate. John McCain looks like a self-interested sleaze. There is no other interpretation possible.
So today they’ll have their little meeting at the White House. Congress, without McCain, will get provisions on executive compensation, taxpayer protection, and likely, a phased roll-out. Good, bipartisan work by Congress.
John McCain had nothing to do with it.
The last thing we need is McChaos bringing more confusion to a troubling situation. Americans need calm, deliberative leadership. Not shotgun wildness.
At what point do Americans finally get fed up with McCain’s antics? Clearly, he is unfit to be president. Frankly, I wouldn’t even let him be my senator again after this.