Excellent News! Chaos in Washington!Submitted by Fabio on Fri, 09/26/2008 - 15:40
Friday, September 26, 2008, 9:47 am, by cmartenson
This is the most explosive story of the day, because of what it implies - a rupture in the formerly seamless power structure down in DC.
The chaos in Washington represents the most serious split of political power in, well, far too long. Depending on your point of view, this is either a godsend or a complete disaster.
If you are the Bush administration, trying to find a crevice of political advantage for John McCain, it is a disaster.
You don't even have to read between the lines on this one.
WASHINGTON - Even for a party whose president suffers dismal approval ratings, whose legislative wing lost control of Congress and whose presidential nominee trails in the polls, it was a remarkably bad day for Republicans.
A White House summit meeting on Thursday meant to shore up John McCain's shaky campaign "devolved into a contentious shouting match." And that's how McCain's own campaign described it.
The meeting revealed that President Bush's $700 billion bid to combat the worst financial crisis in decades had been suddenly sidetracked by fellow Republicans in the House, who refused to embrace a plan that appeared close to acceptance by the Senate and most House Democrats.
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