Monday, September 15, 2008

It’s The Economy Again, Charlie Brown…At Least For This Week

The economy figures to dominate this week’s news cycle, what with the imminent collapse of Wall Street, or, as HuffPo dubbed it in their inimitable style, “Black Monday” has arrived.

The news could not be worse for McCain, especially on the heels of having Alan “I’m Still Here” Greenspan say that the country can’t afford McCain’s proposed tax cuts on Friday. So, after the “government-should-not-be-interfering-in-business” Republicans bailed out Bear Stearns, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, we now have the Lehman Bros. going bankrupt, Merrill Lynch selling itself to Bank of America, with AIG and Washington Mutual on the bubble; grim doesn’t even begin to cover it.

The McCain camp’s response? “The fundamentals of our economy are strong,” oh, and Tina Fey was being sexist in SNL’s parody of Palin.

In other words, expect for Obama/Biden to make hay this week--hey, look! Here's Obama, and here's Biden doing just that.

It’s really too bad for McCain that his campaign blew their credibility wad on Operation: Maybelline last week. If there ever was a time for diversionary tactics, this would’ve been it.

Not that they won’t try it, anyway.
Update: Special shout out to One Boring Old Man for saving me the hassle of writing a particularly rambling entry.

1 comment:

Abby said...

Operation Maybelline. Haha. Love it. I hope you're right about this.