TARP, baby!

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Sept. 30 2008 8:21 PM

TARP, Baby!

Explaining Paulson's plan better than Paulson.

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P.P.S.: Yes, this slogan fails to incorporate Obama's usual anti-Washington theme. No loss. Palin reduces that theme's bite, anyway. And if any Washington insiders can bring us "shared prosperity," don't we want Obama to make use of them? Most of Obama's economic advisers (Summers, Rubin, Tyson, Sperling, Furman) are Washington veterans. At this point in the economic crisis, that gives voters confidence, which is why Obama recently  had his picture taken with some of them. ... 

P.P.P.S.: I'm not saying Obama's policies actually will achieve "prosperity for all." Card-check unionization certainly won't. But the slogan reflects what they're intended to achieve--it's aspirational. And diagnostic. ...

Backfill: See also William Galston's "message" memo from last week, which also touches on Obama's non-crisp style of communicating. 

**--Or maybe Weisberg has sources, knows the real slogan, and doesn't want to give it away. ...10:44 P.M. link

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Priorities: McCain pledges to present a 'comprehensive immigration reform' plan  to Congress (i.e. including some form of amnesty) "the first day" in office. ..

Update: He's so desperate he's pandering in English! Speaking before "a largely Irish-American crowd,"  McCain focuses on "50,000 Irish men and women who are in this country illegally at this time," promising them a "path to citizenship"

I want to assure you that we will enact comprehensive immigration reform ...

Does the GOP base "get the message" yet? ... Progress! Note pro-Dem blog Think Progress eschewing official bipartisan euphemisms and calling it "amnesty."  ....[Tks. to J.S.] 10:27 A.M.

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McCain wants to fire Chris Cox as head of the Securities and Exchange Commission and appoint ... Andrew Cuomo, under whose leadership the federal