Don't worry -- the Joker is suspending his campaign and canceling his debate to solve the problems of our economy. And this not yet another stunt by a candidate that is ethically, politically, and intellectually bankrupt. It's country first!
UPDATE: Sam Stein details McCain's disgustingly hypocritical opportunism at a time of national crisis.
UPDATE II: McCain arrives, everything goes to hell. Which explanation do we prefer: that he is a slave to the extreme right wing of his party, or that he's willing to let the country fall into depression to avoid a debate? What a turd.
Money quotes -- From a GOP lawmaker, on his own colleagues:
"For the sake of the altar of the free market system, do you accept a Great Depression?"
From a Democratic staffer:
"Bush is no diplomat, but he's Cardinal freaking Richelieu compared to McCain. McCain couldn't negotiate an agreement on dinner among a family of four without making a big drama with himself at the heroic center of it. And then they'd all just leave to make themselves a sandwich."