Just when it seemed like a truly bipartisan financial bailout plan had been achieved after a solid week of negotiations, John McCain rode in to Washington on a dirty steed with diarrhea.
Certainly, McCain could not abide a deal done Thursday. That would mean he'd have no excuse for backing out of the debate with Barack Obama Friday.
Connecticut Senator Chris Dodd has called the last minute Republican balk an attempt to save McCain's candidacy.
Barney Frank, aghast that the Republicans had walked out of emergency negotiations Thursday night, complained loudly that the Republicans were more interested in politics than with coming up with a solution to America's financial problems.