Sunday, September 28, 2008

Obama lies even when he's phoning it in

Not content to continue on the campaign trail while his Senate colleagues (including John McCain) were burning the midnight oil on the bailout bill, Barack Obama is taking full credit for the compromise safeguards in the bill while denying McCain any of it.
Asked during an interview on CBS' "Face the Nation" whether McCain deserved credit for bringing lawmakers together, Obama said "no."

"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.
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.

Yeah, that's some new kind of politics, alright.

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