Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Good News! Oh, Wait.

John McCain suddenly remembered he has a day job! But! He's rushing back to Congress to vote on the Protect Our Children Act I mean secure sorely needed infrastructure funding for Arizona single-handedly solve the bailout crisis! Which, you might recall, he knows exactly fuck-all about:

And which he can do about exactly fuck-all about in an official capacity, since he doesn't sit on any committees that are tasked with responding to the bailout proposal. So what's Bomb Bomb have in mind?

"I am calling on the president to convene a meeting with the leadership from both houses of Congress, including Senator Obama and myself," McCain told reporters in New York. "It is time for both parties to come together to solve this problem."

There was no immediate response from the Obama campaign.

There was no immediate response from the Obama campaign because they were trying to tone their gales of hysterical laughter down to a low giggle at the thought of one of the biggest deregulation whores in American history stomping up the steps of the capital to lecture Bernake and Paulson on what they need to do to fix this mess.

In short, this is political grandstanding at its finest. There's not a damn actually constructive thing McCain can do here, and he knows it, so instead he'll take the opportunity to leap into random action and imply that Obama Just Doesn't Care if he doesn't join in the thrashing about, while at the same time conveniently buying time by postponing a debate he may not have been ready to enter after a nine-point drop in the polls. Stay classy, Senator!

Full disclosure: I don't have the foggiest idea of how to fix things either, other than a $700B get-out-of-jail-free card for the firms that led the way to the crash not sounding like possibly the best thing we could have come up with. I am not, however, suspending my campaign for archaeological truth in order to storm Washington and make that fact abundantly clear to anyone who's listening.

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