Or how to torpedo your own campaign in one easy lesson.
John McCain is doing his best to avoid looking presidential in the debate over the Wall Street bailout plan. He's getting blamed for putting a spanner in the works of the proposed deal on the subject.
I particularly liked this quote, comparing McCain to Dubya:
"Bush is no diplomat," said a Democratic staffer, "but he's Cardinal freaking Richelieu compared to McCain. McCain couldn't negotiate an agreement on dinner among a family of four without making a big drama with himself at the heroic center of it. And then they'd all just leave to make themselves a sandwich."
And McCain's still getting pelters from David Letterman after his decision to cancel his appearance on the show to supposedly work on the bailout plan. Don't think it was a terribly good idea for McCain to annoy one of the most influential talk show hosts in the country.
UPDATE: If you want to see just how badly John McCain's contribution to the bailout debate is going down, just look at this from the relatively impartial ABC.
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