Drop everything, the circus is coming to town

“Now that we are on the verge of making a deal, John McCain airdrops himself in to help us make a deal,” said Representative Barney Frank,
of Massachusetts and chairman of the House Financial Services
Committee. “Frankly, we are going to have to interrupt a negotiating
session tomorrow between Democrats and Republicans on a bill where I
think we are getting pretty close to troop down to the White House for
a photo op.”



WASHINGTON – Warned that time was running short to bolster the
distressed economy, congressional Republicans and Democrats reported
agreement in principle Thursday on a $700 billion bailout of the
financial industry, and said they would present it to the Bush administration in hopes of a vote within days.

Emerging from a two-hour negotiating session, Sen. Chris Dodd, D-Conn., said, "We are very confident that we can act expeditiously."

The bipartisan consensus on the general direction of the legislation was reported just hours before President Bush was to host presidential contenders Barack Obama and John McCain and congressional leaders at the White House for discussions on how to clear obstacles to the unpopular rescue plan.

from:  http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080925/ap_on_bi_ge/financial_meltdown

Sooo, we can haz debate????

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15 responses to this post.

  1. agreement in principleHow is that different I wonder than giving a go ahead?


  2. From what I heard on tv this morning, Obama said that even if he's the only candidate there he'll be at the debate friday evening…But I really hope McCain's there too so maybe some McCain's supporters will watch and possibly be swayed in their choice of a candidate. That'd be nice.McCain is so showboating this, isn't he? Like he's so important that all of Washington can't function without him. Just like Bush couldn't be at the GOP convention because it was so important for him to be back at the White House handling the hurricane crisis instead.I just saw somewhere that Obama said something about "the next President should be able to walk and chew gum at the same time."


  3. I think (and I very well could be wrong on this) but I think "agreement in principle" is that they agreed that something has to be done about the whole situation but not the way that Bush proposed it should be done. Is that what you meant and does that sound correct?


  4. or is that what you meant too, but you wondered what the specific details were…? (cause THEM I don't know…) (but I'd like to!)


  5. I was kind of being facetious, and silently bemoaning the fact that the two are probably the same. :-\


  6. Barney Frank said it well! McCain is hopeless. Oh, wait, he's a 'maverick'. That's what this is.


  7. *sigh*It's seriously getting laughable.I heard somewhere that this is all because McCain doesn't want to debate while the economic crisis is on everyone's mind, because as soon as the economy is entered into context Obama's numbers go up and McCain's plummet.He's cellophane.


  8. "I just saw somewhere that Obama said something about "the next President should be able to walk and chew gum at the same time."IMO, that's the best zinger Obama's ever said.


  9. Now his talking heads are saying that "he" solved the problem. How long has he actually been back, given that he had to give interviews to talk about his campaign suspension, had to give his speech at Clinton's deal this morning? What does he know about economics? Doesn't' matter, he swooped in and saved the day! How do I get this taste of hate out of my mouth.


  10. goody! Then there's no reason for him not to be at the debate as scheduled. Maybe there he'll have the chance to tell everyone how he did eet…(the swooping & saving thing…)


  11. oh…sowwy…&:o\


  12. Last night, he canceled his appearance on Letterman, telling Dave & co. that he had to swoop right back to DC to solve this, so he wouldn't be in town.Then, at the exact same time he was supposed to be on Dave, he's still in NYC doing softballs with Katie Couric.Which Dave showed, live.You could imagine what Dave said ABOUT BEING LIED TO, or you could click over to Defamer and play the video there.


  13. There is nowhere to go with this except for another circle around the drain. None of it is good. Even if there is some sort of bipartisan miracle at the 11th and one half hour….it's still a crisis that didn't have to happen. Our "free" market economy doesn't seem to be so free.


  14. you can fuck with the people
    you can fuck with the government
    but you DO NOT fuck with Dave.


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