No good can come from this:
President Bush will address the country on Wednesday night in hopes of bolstering public, and hence political, support for the economic recovery plan, one on which the administration is now willing to make a major concession on executive pay.
Watch the overseas markets nose dive.
Meanwhile, David Letterman recognizes flop sweat when he sees it:
David Letterman tells audience that McCain called him today to tell him he had to rush back to DC to deal with the economy.
Then in the middle of the taping Dave got word that McCain was, in fact just down the street being interviewed by Katie Couric. Dave even cut over to the live video of the interview, and said, “Hey Senator, can I give you a ride home?”
Earlier in the show, Dave kept saying, “You don’t suspend your campaign. This doesn’t smell right. This isn’t the way a tested hero behaves.” And he joked: “I think someone’s putting something in his metamucil.”
“He can’t run the campaign because the economy is cratering? Fine, put in your second string quarterback, Sara Palin. Where is she?”
“What are you going to do if you’re elected and things get tough? Suspend being president? We’ve got a guy like that now!”
*** Update ***
That settles it. Lou Dobbs thinks this was a genius move by McCain, which assures it is full of fail.
*** Update #2 ***
In suspending his campaign to address the continuing financial crisis, John McCain’s campaign is pushing the theme of “having both parties come together to solve this problem,” according to campaign talking points inadvertently released Wednesday.***
The talking points were accidentally sent out to members of the Colorado press early Wednesday afternoon by McCain spokesperson Tom Kise.L