The Right Way to answer a 3 AM Phone Call about a Mortgage Crisis

IMAO: Frank Idea for a McCain 3 A.M. Ad

The phone rings, waking President McCain. Groggily, he answers it. “Hello?”

“Mr. President. There is a foreclosure crisis. We need action now.”

McCain looks at the clock. It’s 3 A.M. “Are you psychotic?”

“This is very important.”

“Who is doing business at his hour?”

“We can’t wait for a decision on what to do.”

“It’s 3 A.M.! What the hell can we do right now?!”

“We need to make a plan.”

“Are honestly telling me you didn’t find out there was a problem with foreclosures until right now?”

“Well… I found out earlier today. I forgot to tell you until now.”

“I will strangle you!”

“That won’t help the foreclosure crisis.”

“Do you have a family? I will murder your family and make you watch!”

“That seems a bit extreme.”

“It’s 3 A.M.! You do not wake me with crap like this at this hour!”

JOHN MCCAIN: Ready to answer the call appropriately at 3 A.M.

News-Journal: Obama Gets Rock-Star Treatment

Candidate gets rock star treatment | delawareonline | The News Journal

From memory, I’m pretty sure my headline above was the headline that appeared on the front page of the News-Journal this morning. When I first read it, I assumed it would be an analysis of the media coverage Obama’s been getting. Instead, the was just another example of the rock star treatment the media’s been giving him.

This is kind of cool

This Day in Delaware History:
1731 James Nixon, great-great-great-great-grandfather of President Richard Nixon, bought a 100 acre farm in Brandywine Hundred. His other great-great-great- great-grandfather Thomas Milhous lived 9 miles away just over the line in Chester County, Pennsylvania.

Quote of the Day

“Let the American youth never forget, that they possess a noble inheritance, bought by the toils, and sufferings, and blood of their ancestors; and capacity, if wisely improved, and faithfully guarded, of transmitting to their latest posterity all the substantial blessings of life, the peaceful enjoyment of liberty, property, religion, and independence.”

— Joseph Story (Commentaries on the Constitution, 1833)

Reference: Story, Commentaries on the Constitution, 718.