Finally something has happened to make me stop talking about Sarah Palin. John McCain has stopped campaining to to return to Washington to lend his expertise to the debate on the economic crisis in the US.
The financial crisis on Wall Street overwhelmed the 2008 presidential race today, as Republican presidential nominee John McCain this afternoon said he would suspend his presidential campaign tomorrow to return to Washington to work on the proposed $700 billion bailout plan.
Despite the fact that he is not, apparently, wanted or needed (except by his buddy GW):
I’m not particularly focused on Senator McCain. I guess if I wanted expertise there [from the GOP ticket], I’d ask Sarah Palin.
Representative Barney Frank (D-Mass)
Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee
While Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada, added:
It would not be helpful at this time to have them come back during these negotiations and risk injecting presidental politics into this process or distract important talks about the future of our nation’s economy. If that changes, we will call upon them. We need leadership; not a campaign photo op.
Well, we had a word for that when I was in elementary school… CHICKEN… bock bock bock… CHICKEN ! ! ! What’s the matter McCain? Afraid of a poor lil ol’ community organizer?