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The most bizarre moment of the debate was when John McCain--after flying to Washington to rally the House Republican caucus to oppose the Paulson plan at the 4:00 PM Thursday White House keeting--announced that he was going to vote for the Paulson plan:

LEHRER: Are you going to vote for the [Paulson] plan, Senator McCain?

MCCAIN: I -- I hope so. And I...

LEHRER: As a United States senator...


LEHRER: ... you're going to vote for the plan?

MCCAIN: Sure. But -- but let me -- let me point out, I also warned about Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and warned about corporate greed and excess, and CEO pay, and all that. A lot of us saw this train wreck coming....

I don't know why he rallied the House Republicans to oppose Paulson in the first place. I don't know why he betrayed them in the second.

But this is not a man we want as president.