Thursday, September 25, 2008

WTF was that all about?

So - McCain scotches his campaign on Wednesday - goes on 4 different networks for interviews on Wed, leaves NY on Thursday morning, goes down to DC at noon, meets with the caucus of House Republicans and the rest from the NY Times-

" At 4 p.m., Mr. Bush convened his meeting at the White House; Mr. McCain had already met with House Republicans to hear their concerns. He later said on ABC that he had known going into the White House that “there never was a deal,” but he kept that sentiment to himself.

The meeting opened with Mr. Paulson, the chief architect of the bailout plan, “giving a status report on the condition of the market,” Tony Fratto, Mr. Bush’s deputy press secretary, said. Mr. Fratto said Mr. Paulson warned in particular of the tightening of credit markets overnight, adding, “that is something very much on his mind.”

Mr. McCain was at one end of the long conference table, Mr. Obama at the other, with the president and senior Congressional leaders between them. Participants said Mr. Obama peppered Mr. Paulson with questions, while Mr. McCain said little."

So he just sat there, mouth shut, while everybody thought there was a deal and waited for House Minority Leader "Boner" Boehner to scotch the deal with a 11th-hour counter proposal after the doors closed.

I think... I think he flew down to DC to scotch the deal.

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