Sunday, September 28, 2008

Frank Rich Serves You John McCain

On a skewer.

A few things that stand out: Rich shows McCain to be shamelessly greedy for power; dangerously ignorant and reckless in that pursuit of power; as destructively divisive as they come in regards to party politics; he's two-faced; he's a liar; and he has lost his honor. Just a few things.

A piece:

To put these 24 hours in context, you must remember that McCain not only knows little about the economy but that he has not previously expressed any urgency about its meltdown. It was on Sept. 15 — the day after his former idol Alan Greenspan pronounced the current crisis a “once-in-a-century” catastrophe — that McCain reaffirmed for the umpteenth time that the “fundamentals of our economy are strong.” As recently as Tuesday he had not yet even read the two-and-a-half-page bailout proposal first circulated by Hank Paulson last weekend. “I have not had a chance to see it in writing,” he explained. (Maybe he was waiting for it to arrive by Western Union instead of PDF.)

That's a very, very tame piece compared to the rest.


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