File this under "Give Me A Break"
I guess while John McCain was busy being "Mavericky" he was being misled into voting YES on bailout legislation.
The Dems must have brainwashed him into voting YES.
Now he is paying the price as his constituents are giving him some major grief.
Listen to this lame excuse:
... the four-term senator says he was misled by then-Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke. McCain said the pair assured him that the $700 billion Troubled Asset Relief Program would focus on what was seen as the cause of the financial crisis, the housing meltdown.
"Obviously, that didn't happen," McCain said in a meeting Thursday with The Republic's Editorial Board, recounting his decision-making during the critical initial days of the fiscal crisis. "They decided to stabilize the Wall Street institutions, bail out (insurance giant) AIG, bail out Chrysler, bail out General Motors. . . . What they figured was that if they stabilized Wall Street - I guess it was trickle-down economics - that therefore Main Street would be fine.
... Republican Senate primary challenger J.D. Hayworth is using the TARP vote as a bludgeon against McCain's reputation as a fiscal hawk."
McCain won't call TARP a mistake, although voted last month against confirming Bernanke for a second term as Fed chairman, saying he should be held responsible for his contribution to the meltdown. Bernanke still won easy Senate approval. (He probably saw the handwriting on the wall)
I wonder if he was also misled about McCain Feingold (Campaign Finance Reform), McCain Lieberman (Climate Change), McCain Kennedy (Illegal Immigration Amnesty)
Read more here.
The man may be a war hero (yada yada yada), but he seriously needs to be unseated.
I just may send Mr. Hayworth a few bucks myself.