Reid to McCain: Don’t Come Back to Capitol

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Sen. Majority Leader, Harry Reid (D-NV), has a message for the Old Coot:

“Don’t Come Back to the Capitol”

A Democrat tells ABC News that in a phone call late this afternoon, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, told John McCain, that it would NOT be helpful for him to come back to Washington, D.C., to work on the Wall Street bailout bill.

“This is a critical time for our country. While I appreciate that both candidates have signaled their willingness to help, Congress and the administration have a process in place to reach a solution to this unprecedented financial crisis. I understand that the candidates are putting together a joint statement at Sen. Obama’s suggestion. But it would not be helpful at this time to have them come back during these negotiations and risk injecting presidential politics into this process or distract important talks about the future of our nation’s economy. If that changes, we will call upon them. We need leadership; not a campaign photo op. If there were ever a time for both candidates to hold a debate before the American people about this serious challenge, it is now.”

Phew! It’s good to hear Harry Reid school the Old Coot!

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6 Responses to Reid to McCain: Don’t Come Back to Capitol

  1. Jim says:

    Really, why would they need him now? McCain has been on perpetual “run for President” mode for as long as I can remember while the other elected officials go to work each day to do all the heavy lifting.

  2. Randy Arroyo says:

    Gee. McCain went from GOP front runner to irrelevant in about 3 hours. Not a good sign for the Straight Talk Express. In fact, it looks like it’s been derailed.

  3. MacDaddy says:

    Neither Sen. McCain or Sen. Obama are on a committee that deals with the financial crisis. As a result, for Sen. McCain to suddenly try to postpone the debate to come on to the hill to save the nation sounds a bit forced and quite impulsive. Fickle really.

    It’s nice that Obama has come up with a plan, or at least a framework within which a plan that makes the American people a player and that would help the American people, and not just business thugs on Wall Street, really neither one is needed on Capital Hill. So Sen. McCain’s grandstanding sounds really suspicious.

  4. Winnie H. says:

    Here’s a thought –

    If McCain feels that he’s too busy with economic matters to attend Friday’s debate, then the logical solution is to send Sarah Palin there in his place, to debate Senator Obama on foreign policy and national security and how the economy has been affected by the money spent on the war in Iraq.

    After all, isn’t that what she’s there for? To fill in for him in cases of emergency and crisis affecting his ability to do his job?

    What a FINE opportunity for the country to see how that would all work out if McCain gets elected.

  5. mbmdl says:

    I love the image of Harry Reid “schooling” John McCain. Works for me!

  6. stradella says:

    Listen to MacDaddy.

    The Old Coot isn’t on the finance committee, so if and when there’s a vote, he climbs aboard Cindy Lou’s private jet, returns to DC and votes.

    Then he resumes his campaign.

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