Here He Comes To Save The Day (He's Only A Little Late)!
  • Congressional lawmakers came to terms on the bailout package today, several hours before John McCain got done giving his Clinton Global Initiative speech and arrived on the Hill to rescue the American economy. [NY Times]
  • That doesn't mean he's going to be at the debate tomorrow, of course. There might be something else he could rescue for the good of the nation instead of sucking it up and debating Obama, he's sure. [NY Times]
  • Mississippi's Republican governor, Haley Barbour, says they're all systems go for a debate. Obama plans to have a townhall meeting without McCain if McCain is too much of a coward to debate him. [CNN, Huffington Post]
  • By the way, McCain's "suspension" saved his campaign $1 million in ads and generated a shitload of earned media. It also didn't stop him from campaigning. [Huffington Post, Huffington Post]
  • Meanwhile, Sarah Palin's interview with Katie Couric continued apace, with her repeating the ridiculousness about Russia being close enough to nuke Alaska and calling for a logistically impossible surge in Afghanistan "lead us to victory there as it has proven to have done in Iraq." Oh, brother. No wonder they don't want her debating Biden. [DailyKos, Huffington Post]
  • Also, she might make an appearance on Saturday Night Live this weekend. Does anyone else hear the siren song of a drunken live blog? [Newser]
  • Jewsvote.org and and Israeli production company both released films today to try to counteract polls that show the Jewish vote swinging for McCain. The latter group, though, calls it "The Great Schlep" and has Sarah Silverman, so they win. [Time, Huffington Post]