Makin' stuff up
Unfortunately I was listening to the Glenn Beck show yesterday (not willingly - my boss is a bit of a winger) and had to turn it off when someone - I can't remember if it was Beck or a caller - claimed that McCain had suspended his campaign at the request of the Democrats to go back to D.C. and work on the
failbailout. The story, I guess, being that McGrumpy had been sucked into the Democrat's vortex of evil, a mere pawn of Obama and Pelosi.
Funny, that's not what teh Beckster was claiming, oh, just last week - then, it was an expression of McCain's heroic manly manliness:
I said two days ago and again yesterday, I said when I find out that neither one of these guys were planning on going back to the Senate and take a vote, I said where is the leadership out of these two. You guys don't even have -- you don't have the spine to go stand in the well of the Senate and help put this thing together and then say this is where I stand and I'm going on the record, if you don't have the spine to do that, you don't have the spine to be the President of the United States. And here is John McCain doing just that. I will tell you that it is typical John McCain. He is willing to go down with the ship to do what he believes is right and honorable, and there is something to be said about that.
And it doesn't square with the news from last week:
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Republican White House hopeful John McCain threw the U.S. campaign into turmoil on Wednesday by calling for a delay in the first presidential debate to try to forge a Wall Street rescue plan -- a surprise move promptly rejected by Democrat Barack Obama.
The political stunner came as some polls showed McCain falling behind Obama in their race for the November 4 election. Republicans and the White House welcomed McCain's move as a needed appeal for both parties to work together, while Democrats suspected a publicity stunt ahead of Friday's scheduled debate
Or even with what McCain himself was saying yesterday:
“I know that many of you have noticed, but it’s not my style to simply ‘phone it in.’ I am a Teddy Roosevelt Republican. I believe our leaders belong ‘in the arena’ when our country faces a challenge,” said the Republican nominee. “I’ve never been afraid of stepping in to solve problems for the American people, and I’m not going to stop now."
I suppose this is the new version of the "government forced banks to give loans to minorities" lie; in other words, if McCain takes a political hit from being associated with this piece of drek (as it appears he has), it's not his fault - the Dems forced him to get involved!