I've been too wrapped up in our little ol' MidPoint Music Festival event to pay close attention to the political maneuvering around the federal bailout of Wall Street and Sen. John McCain's bailing on tonight's debate. But the debate seems to be back on, and it should be quite a show.
I'm just flabbergasted by the back-to-back weirdness of McCain dropping his campaign to rush back to Washington to oversee the Wall Street bailout plan, then apparently sitting through the big meeting with President Bush and Sen. Barack Obama and not saying anything of substance, and of Gov. Sarah Palin asserting once again that she has foreign policy experience because Alaska is next to Russia. It would all be a joke if the presidential election weren't such a serious matter.
Looking to bone up more on what exactly this $700 billion bailout is supposed to fix, I found this helpful essay on DailyKos. Of course Congress is going to go along with the plan, trimming a few edges off here and there, but the lack of details is outrageous.
Enjoy tonight's debate! I'll be out at MidPoint and taping it to watch it tomorrow, so don't tell me how it ends!
— John Fox