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The Maverick Mixes It Up, Calls Obama Out on Financial Crisis

Another nugget of fallout from the financial crisis isn't just the prices on Lehman Brothers swag on eBay — it could be Obama's seemingly gleeful reaction to it, according McCain strategists. Steve Schmidt told reporters today that Obama is "cheerleading the crisis," and using it to his own political advantage, while McCain seeks a bipartisan solution to the money woes.


While Obama is "cheerleading" the financial crisis, Sarah Palin did some McCain cheerleading of her own at a joint town hall in Michigan last night. Jumping in to the proceedings, Palin said:

Okay. May I add something, because sometimes my running mate is a bit too humble. We need to remember who it was who pushed for and supported and risked much for the strategy that is working in Iraq, and that is the surge. He is the one who pushed for it.

Plus, I'm learning so much about culture today! McCain raps! Or R&Bs or something. I don't care what you call it, it's hilarity squared. Just watch. I promise it's worth it to read more.

Somehow I'm wishing this speech had actually been delivered like this. I might be sending the campaign a memo right now. . . "To whom it may concern: More dancing. Also, fur coat. Thank you."

Do you think Obama is "cheerleading" the crisis? How are McCain and Palin getting together on the trail? Does she have staying power, despite what Karl Rove says?

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