Saturday, September 27, 2008

How McCain Stirred a Simmering Pot

Inside baseball stuff follows. But, this sets the mood so as to explain by John McCain, a guy who can look Putin in the eye, can't even look at his debate opponent.
How McCain Stirred a Simmering Pot When Sen. John McCain made his way to the Capitol office of House Minority Leader John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) just past noon on Thursday, he intended to 'just touch gloves' with House Republican leaders, according to one congressional aide, and get ready for the afternoon bailout summit at the White House.

Instead, Rep. Paul D. Ryan (Wis.), the ranking Republican on the House Budget Committee, was waiting to give him an earful. The $700 billion Wall Street rescue, as laid out by Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson Jr., was never going to fly with House Republicans, Ryan said. The plan had to be fundamentally reworked, relying instead on a new program of mortgage insurance paid not by the taxpayers but by the banking industry.


Anonymous said...

John K: How would you know what happened during the debate? You admitted on the radio you were drunk playing the drinking game.

Anonymous said...

John K: This version does not square with the facts at all.

Mark Rauterkus said...

They were playing a drinking game. I was not drunk.

I was not drinking anything, except perhaps skim milk.