Friday, September 26, 2008

McCain is Chicken

He tried to duck the debate.  Obama wouldn't budge, so McCain caved.

Click for Sullivan's terse condemnation, along with an apt cartoon.

Our favorite part of the brief drama has been the McCain campaign's bizarre pretense that their man is somehow essential to saving the economy. Why?  Because of how well-loved he is on both sides of the aisle?  (Remember, "maverick"=no friends).  Or because of his mastery of economic minutiae? (Remember, he wants to fire a guy he can't fire, who runs an agency he can't name).

But silly us; we have forgotten Steve Schmidt's inevitable rejoinder, which is even now probably circulating somewhere:  "Hey -- this is a man who didn't have aisles or economies in the Hanoi Hilton."

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