Thursday, September 25, 2008

Mighty McCain

John McCain has just demonstrated the power of preemption.  What a feat!  McCain suspended his campaign to get back to d.c. to take on the task of saving financial markets (of course with a detour to NYC over to the Clinton Global Initiative so that Bill Clinton could himself be a post-partisan figure/exceedingly ungracious loser).  And whaddya know, the mere threat of McCain's participation has compelled Republicans and Democrats, House and Senate to iron out their differences and finalize bailout legislation. I suppose he can attend that debate after all.  Here is the key graf:

That's real power right there.

hat tip: Felix Salmon

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