Congress Finalizes Wall Street Plan, Mocks McCain
Good thing John McCain raced back to Washington, suspending his campaign (except for media appearances by his paid surrogates and also all the ads he's still running) to fix the nation's financial crisis, because he's done it! By "he's done it" we mean Banking Committee Chairman Chris Dodd and House Financial Services Committee chairman Barney Frank reached a deal, before Bush had his little Yalta sitdown with McCain and Obama. So now maybe Obama and McCain will convince the President to sign the damn thing. (Except of course ha ha conservatives in Congress have their own plan and they won't listen to their "leader" John McCain if he tries to convince them to back this one, which who knows what he'll do, besides SOLVE THIS CRISIS.) After he solved the bank failure thing, Barney Frank immediately produced the best and most cutting political image of the week:
"McCain is Andy Kaufman in his Mighty Mouse costume - 'Here I Come to Save the Day,'" Frank said as he left a Thursday morning caucus meeting with House Democrats, saying the Republican presidential candidate's decision to enter the mix "is not helpful." "He hasn't been involved," Frank said. "He doesn't know anything about it."
Oh, LOL. Nicely played, Frank.