UPDATE: McCain: Following the debate, he will return to Washington to ensure that all voices and interests are represented in the final agreement, especially those of taxpayers and homeowners.
Ace has the McCain Statement: here.
To clear something up:
Media seems to have created a completely different story (as usual)
What Really Happened In The Cabinet Room.
Clarifications from Atlantic.com: read
(Article excerpt below Video)
ht: Video -Hotair: read more.
-Clarifying Media inaccuracy...
From Marc Ambinder ATLANTIC.COM: full.
Though Sen. Chris Dodd implied that Sen. McCain sandbagged the rest of the negotiators by bringing up alternative proposals, McCain himself did not bring up those proposals, according to four independent sources briefed by four different principals inside the meeting, including two Republicans and two Democrats.
"McCain has not attacked the Paulson deal," said a third Republican who was briefed by McCain directly. "Unlike the [Democrats] in the [White House] meeting, he didn't raise his voice or cause a ruckus. He is urging all sides to come together."
The fact is that Boehner doesn't have 100 votes from his conference -- 100 votes that Nancy Pelosi really wants. And that's not McCain's fault.
President Bush asks Congress to stop bickering read more.