September 24, 2008

KNOWING WHEN TO FOLD 'EM IS A START:

Bush Invites McCain, Obama to White House To Discuss Bailout (JENNIFER LOVEN, 9/24/08, Associated Press)

The White House press secretary, Dana Perino, said Mr. Bush called Mr. Obama on tonight to extend the invitation.

She said the president and Mr. Obama spoke for several minutes and had a good conversation about the country's financial crisis.


Obama Agrees to Meet Bush Thursday in Washington (Mark Halperin, 9/24/08, TIME: The Page)
The meeting in Washington, DC will include Sen. McCain and other congressional leaders.

He couldn't not, could he?

It's not even his fault that he just got played by Maverick and W. It's just the dynamics of the situation.


MORE:
Joint Statement of Sens. Obama and McCain on the Financial Crisis (WSJ: Washington Wire, 9/24/08)

Sen. Barack Obama and Sen. John McCain issued the following joint statement on the financial crisis, about six hours after agreeing to do so:

Joint Statement of Senator Barack Obama and Senator John McCain

“The American people are facing a moment of economic crisis. No matter how this began, we all have a responsibility to work through it and restore confidence in our economy. The jobs, savings, and prosperity of the American people are at stake.

“Now is a time to come together – Democrats and Republicans – in a spirit of cooperation for the sake of the American people. The plan that has been submitted to Congress by the Bush Administration is flawed, but the effort to protect the American economy must not fail.

This is a time to rise above politics for the good of the country. We cannot risk an economic catastrophe. Now is our chance to come together to prove that Washington is once again capable of leading this country.”


Posted by Orrin Judd at September 24, 2008 8:03 PM
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