A few interesting links for September 24th through September 25th:
- John McCain Snubs the Snopeses – " two live-TV statements from the candidates regarding postponing the debate tomorrow night in order to stave off a rerun of The Great Depression, this time in HD. Of the two, no question Obama came across as more presidential: composed, expansive, willing to take questions afterwards, balanced and modulated in his manner. By contrast, McCain beat Obama to the punch on the cable news channels at the expense of preparation and deportment; his announcement looked like it was thrown together by a short-order cook and its desperate haste revealed its insincerity as an opportunistic play posing as congressional statesmanship. It looked like a gadget play meant to flummox the defense, only to result in a fumble."
- Talking Points Memo | Lying McCain Watch – "Lemme see, two of McCain's press spokespeople on TV attacking Obama; McCain attack ads up on TV across the country. This is the suspension? What did I miss?
The guy is literally out of control. At what point do his friends need to start discussing an intervention?"
- The Arena – Mickey Edwards – Republican former Congressman – "It ranks somewhere on the stupidity scale between plain silly and numbingly desperate. McCain and Obama are both members of the senate and they're both able to help craft a solution if they wish to do so without putting the presidential campaign on hold; after all, I’m sure congressional leaders would be willing to accept their calls if they have some important insights to impart. And while one of them will eventually become president, neither one is president yet, nor is either one a member of the congressional leadership; I’m confident that somehow the administration and the other 533 members of congress will be able to muddle through without tapping into the superior wisdom and intellect of their nominees. Sorry, john; it really sounds like you're afraid to debate. This sounds like the sort of ploy we used to use in junior high school elections."
- Quote of the Day – "Why $700 billion?
“It’s not based on any particular data point,” a Treasury spokeswoman told Forbes.com Tuesday. “We just wanted to choose a really large number.”