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Rahm Wonders How McCain Can Keep A Straight Face

Never one to miss an opportunity, House Democratic Caucus Chairman Rahm Emanuel joined the chorus of Democrats attacking John McCain for saying Monday morning that despite the latest market turmoil, the fundamentals of the economy are strong.

"John McCain keeps proving just how out of touch he really is,” Emanuel said Monday afternoon.

“Last week, he said he was 'divorced from the day-to-day challenges people have.' Today, he said 'the fundamentals of our economy are strong.' All the while, unemployment is up, costs are rising, incomes are declining and Alan Greenspan says we're in a once-in-a-century financial crisis. Only George Bush and John McCain can say the economy is strong and keep a straight face."