McCain wants to delay Friday night’s debate

Responds Obama: a president has “to deal with more than one thing at once.”

Okay, the whole quote, which is still pretty tasty:

“It’s my belief that this is exactly the time when the American people need to hear from the person who, in approximately 40 days, will be responsible for dealing with this mess. It’s going to be part of the president’s job to deal with more than one thing at once.”


MORE SOUNDBITES PLEASE, SENATOR OBAMA. I think you could be really good at them if you practice.

Just for the record, the current $700 billion bailout bill looks like it gives all that money to one dude — Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson — to distribute to banks, both failing and not failing, with accountability to no one. I think possibly a better bill could be written — f’rinstance by me, tonight, with a crayon. Hell, you expect accountability when you hand off $5 for a lunch run to Arby’s!

As Bartcop sez, all that money isn’t missing — it was stolen. But we assume it’s too hard to get back from the people who stole it, so we aren’t trying. Make of this what you will, but it’s useful in this discussion to remember that some people profited enormously from this $700 billion theft and the current bill doesn’t even want to ask them questions.

When McCain says the options are either this bill or the Great Depression — fear-mongering is for cult leaders, not presidents, despite eight years of Bush & Co.’s new deal. Give me $700 billion! No? Give me $700 billion or the flying spaghetti monster WILL COME TAKE YOUR SOUL. Ah, that’s much better, thank you.

Yet McCain says he can’t come out and play at the debates because he has to show up in Congress for the first time in six months. Very well. I have no problem giving two hours of primetime to just Obama and a bottle of Dasani. It’d probably make better TV anyway.


Draws. Sweats. Eats too much sugar-free candy.

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2 Responses

  1. Alena says:

    You rock. I heartily agree.

  2. Random_Tangent says:


    I think it just never really existed. I think our entire economy is based on the hope that nobody realizes that our currency is imaginary and credit rules everything.

    I’m skurred.

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