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Aide: "Impossible To Know" If McCain Will Be In DC For Bailout Vote

Amie Parnes just reported this jaw-dropper.

John McCain's top economic adviser reiterated his conceptual support for the bailout to reporters -- but a spokesman told Politico he's not sure the Arizona senator will actually be on hand for the vote (presumably tomorrow):

On a conference call with reporters on Sunday, [economic adviser] Douglas Holtz Eakin said Sunday that McCain staff members are “looking at the proposal.”

“We have every expectation that the House will be able to move quickly,” Holtz Eakin said. “The senator’s goal all along was to put in place a process that would address the problem and respect the American taxpayers’ dollars.”

Asked if McCain would return to Washington for the vote, “It’s impossible to know until the vote has been announced,” Tucker Bounds, a McCain spokesman, told Politico.


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