Obama takes 9 point lead in national poll and Palin gimmick has worn off entirely.

What? You thought I was announcing that McCain is suspending his campaign to go back to his day job?

Truth be told, this appears to be McCain’s attempt to get credit for making these discussions bipartisan, when in fact, Obama made the first move. From Obama’s Press Secretary, Bill Burton:

At 8:30 this morning, Senator Obama called Senator McCain to ask him if he would join in issuing a joint statement outlining their shared principles and conditions for the Treasury proposal and urging Congress and the White House to act in a bipartisan manner to pass such a proposal.  At 2:30 this afternoon, Senator McCain returned Senator Obama’s call and agreed to join him in issuing such a statement.  The two campaigns are currently working together on the details.



Marcy Wheeler aka Emptywheel is an American journalist whose reporting specializes in security and civil liberties.