McCain Flacks Appear on Five Cable Shows Within Hours of Campaign's 'Suspension'

Election '08

Yesterday, Sen. John McCain announced he would be suspending his campaign after speaking at the Clinton Global Initiative in order to return to Washington for negotiations on the bailout:




Tomorrow morning, I will suspend my campaign and return to Washington after speaking at the Clinton Global Initiative. ... All we must do to achieve this is temporarily set politics aside, and I am committed to doing so.

The McCain campaign, however, has not "temporarily set politics aside." In the five hours after McCain's speech, aides Nancy Pfotenhauer, Tucker Bounds, and Mike Duhaime appeared on Fox News and MSNBC five times, frequently criticizing Obama and Democrats:

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