9/26/08 at 1:48 PM
(Gerald Herbert / AP)
In a statement emailed to
reporters at 11:24 this morning, John McCain spokesman Brian Rogers announced that the
"McCain campaign is resuming all activities and the Senator will travel
to the debate this afternoon."
I'm thinking of suing for whiplash.
At first, I was willing to give McCain the benefit of the doubt on his "amazing gambit." As I wrote yesterday,
if he, Obama and Bush had emerged from Thursday's White House summit
having ratified the fragile preliminary agreement between Treasury Secretary Henry
Paulson, the Administration, congressional Democrats and Senate
Republicans--four of the five parties necessary for consensus--I
would've said "no harm, no foul." McCain may have been irrelevant, but
at least he wouldn't have been a destructive force. In that case,
debate away. But instead he's proven to be a bull in a china shop--or,
more accurately, a bull that 1) misleadingly says the china shop is in
disarray before he enters; 2) vows not to leave ...