Bailout: Something Foul’s Afoot. . .

Looks like there’s no crisis too big for John McCain to avoid playing politics with:

Political Radar: Stephanopoulos: McCain Holds Key to Administration’s Bailout Passage on Capitol Hill

ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos reports: If Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain doesn’t vote for the Bush administration’s $700 billion economic bailout plan, some Republican and Democratic congressional leaders tell ABC News the plan won’t pass.

“This is a huge crisis. We know, in the words of many  experts and mine, this is the greatest financial crisis since World War II. So to somehow, for the Democrats to say that their vote is going to be gauged on my vote frankly doesn’t do them a great deal of credit.”

Funny thing: no one knows how this plan will turn out – if indeed it passes – till well after the election.  I understand that Republicans are hoping to paint this as the Mother of All Tax and Spend Liberal Proposals, but until the bill passes and until it’s proven to be a failure, how does this not come across as the Mother of All Republican Deregulation Fuck Ups?

Am I missing something?

By Tommy Belknap

Owner, developer, editor of DragonFlyEye.Net, Tom Belknap is also a freelance journalist for The 585 lifestyle magazine. He lives in the Rochester area with his wife and son.