Asked during an interview on CBS' "Face the Nation" whether McCain deserved credit for bringing lawmakers together, Obama said "no."It was only a little over a week ago that this crisis reared its ugly head and Bush and Paulson put the legislation before Congress, so for Obama to have been on the phone with Paulson every day "for two weeks" is bullshit. But never mind that. While McCain was at the Capitol actually negotiating the compromise, Obama, by his own account, was phoning it in.
"Here are the facts: For two weeks I was on the phone everyday with Secretary Paulson and the congressional leaders making sure that the principles that have been ultimately adopted were incorporated in the bill," Obama said.
Yeah, that's some new kind of politics, alright.