UPDATE: See below.
From the blog "From the Left" http://tinyurl.com/4983f2
"A source close to the McCain campaign told me that Sarah Palin has been preparing for the vice presidential debate each day, spending long hours trying to master the debate concepts of First Affirmative Speaker, First Negative Speaker and Rebuttal. After two weeks of mock debates, things are not going well for the Alaska governor.
Yesterday’s stunning announcement that John McCain will suspend his presidential campaign until there’s an agreement on the $700 billion dollar bailout of Wall Street criminals did not have the ring of truth. For one thing, McCain does not sit on the Senate Committee on Finance. After McCain made his grandiose announcement, Sen. Majority Leader Harry Reid told McCain he wasn’t needed on Capitol Hill and he was free to continue his campaign.
All of this was followed by McCain surrogate, Sen. Lindsey Graham, telling CNN the McCain campaign is proposing, “that if there’s no bailout deal by Friday, the first presidential debate should replace the VP debate, currently scheduled for next Thursday, October 2nd in St. Louis.” Despite Barack Obama’s insistence the debate will go on, Graham insists McCain “will not go to the debate Friday if there’s no deal on the bailout.”
So there you have it.
John McCain is so worried about the underperforming Sarah Palin in the practice debates and what will inevitably happen when she goes up against the more experienced Joe Biden that McCain is actually trying to kill the vice presidential debate by using the trumped up excuse of returning to Washington to save the country from financial collapse. McCain isn’t trying to save the economy — he’s trying to save Sarah Palin."
McCain admits that, as of Tuesday at least, he hadn't had a chance to look at the Paulson plan yet.
Is he kidding? The Paulson plan is like three pages long.