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There's a game of chicken going on.  McCain desperately wants to vote against it and try to play the populist card.  (We all get a good laugh at that, but remember that people are stupid.)  And Boehner wants to help him.  But how does McCain do that after all his drama-queen antics about suspending the campaign to get a bill?

He's completely incoherent.  And the press is starting to pick up on it.  They're also picking up on the fact that his "suspension" was a lie.

Bush, again, seems genuinely scared out of his mind at the economy right now.  (No wonder.  Bush is cynical and corrupt, but he's not completely stupid.  He knows we're in deep shit.)  He seems to simply want a bill, even if it means conceding every key point to the Dems, and I'm guessing he's about ready to strangle McCain by now for all the dicking around.

The Dems, of course, want to pass something akin to Dodd's bill, and the only question now is on the bankruptcy rules that the progressives want reformed.  Obama sounds like he's going to move to support the bankruptcy provisions, thus allowing him to either get a better bill or vote Nay and cut off McCain.

That's where we're at.

Be nice to America. Or we'll bring democracy to your country.

by Drew J Jones (pedobear@pennstatefootball.com) on Thu Sep 25th, 2008 at 04:24:06 PM EST
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