Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Politicians Playing Politics

John McCain has asked for a delay to the debates on Friday. Seems he wants to go back to the day job for a bit.

As a colleague so eloquently pointed out, if I were getting my ass kicked as badly as McCain is, I'd want to take a couple days off, too.

No one should stand for this. Taking 90 minutes to debate the future of our country is probably the most valuable thing he can do.

McCain's absentee rate is the highest in the Senate. This should be seen for what it is- political grandstanding.

Forget it, Johnny boy. Get up there and debate.


Blogger s. said...

None of the candidates -- Not McCain, not Obama, not Biden, is on any relevant committees. HOWEVER I demand that they all show up and vote on this ugly baby. I want each of them on the record, one way or the other.

If the timing of the vote is such that they can't get to Mississippi for the debate, then move it. Hold it in a Senate hearing room. Those things are wired for TV, it just shouldn't be a problem.

5:06 PM  
Blogger Sara said...

yes. they should all vote. something none of them have done for some time.

of course, ms. palin can continue to smile for the cameras as she won't have a clue as to what to add to the debate.

6:21 PM  
Blogger Sue J said...

Actually, S., Biden is the chair of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, and has served on the committee for, like, a million years. He's also on the Judiciary Committee.

Obama's on Foreign Relations; Veterans Affairs; Health Education & Labor; and Homeland Security.

McCain's on the Armed Services, Commerce, and Indian Affairs committees. His attendance record, is another issue.

And then there's Palin ....

6:59 PM  
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9:35 PM  
Blogger s. said...

(OK I"m a lousy typist!)

Hi Sue - I know the clown chorus is on various committees. The key was relevant. None of their committees are having hearings on the bailout. At least I don't think so. AFAIK it's in the Banking Committee. I don't know about Biden, but McCain and Obama both have abysmal attendance and voting records. They should get their butts back to work.

I read that the Senate Dems are putting a gun to McCain's head -- "Show up and support this thing, or it's dead." That seems fair, given his record as Bush-Yes-Man. McCain doesn't get to voice opposition to the bailout, use it to run against both Wall Street and Congress, AND as to distance himself from Bush. If McCain votes no, other Repubs will too, leaving Democrats holding the bag for the administration's stinky feeding trough for their pals.

10:16 PM  
Blogger Sara said...

no question, Pelosi has been very clear if there is not support from the republicans for this she will NOT push it through.

something about not being the one to hold the guilt for the crappy excuse it is of a response alone.

I know, they should give me the money. Personally, I'd give it back to americans. along with shares in AIG since the govt. owns it and gosh, last I looked the govt works for us.

donald sent me a note and it would end up being some ridiculous amount of money- after taxes- around 300K per person.

imagine that.

9:44 AM  

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