Thursday, September 25, 2008

Inside White House meeting: Drama and Obama has a great blow-by-blow account of the afternoon meeting in the White House that left the supposed compromise bailout deal for Wall Street all but dead.

The account includes a strong moment of intervention by Sen. Barack Obama, who has accused Sen. John McCain of introducing presidential politics into the bailout negotiations. The account, however, shows McCain to have been mostly silent in the meeting and also supporting a recitation of facts by bailout booster, Rep. Barney Frank.

The account is a worthy read for all the weaknesses and personalities involved in the negotiations in Washington -- and the lameness of a very lame duck president. With these dynamics, tomorrow promises to be one of the most memorable days in American political history.

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