Thursday, September 25, 2008

Mr. McCain goes to Washington

To help with this bailout package--but Democrats are not amused:

"“I thought we were trying to rescue the economy, not the McCain campaign,” said Rep. Barney Frank, chairman of the House Financial Service Committee and a key negotiator on the $700 billion bailout package. “This notion of rushing to Washington and grandstanding - it’s silly, it’s impulsive, it’s erratic,” said Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry. “With all due respect to my friend John McCain, we’re doing just fine,” said Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid Wednesday."

Sigh. Well: 1] If McCain had not returned to Washington, Democrats would have attacked him for NOT returning to Washington, would have attacked him for putting politics above this important legislation. 2] How can Democrats argue McCain shouldn't return to Washington? He's one of the most senior, high-ranking Republican Senators in Washington; he's been on the Commerce committee and other committees related to our economy. Of course he should be involved in this. Suggestions he shouldn't be are mere partisan hackery.