(CNN) – As John McCain returned to Capitol Hill Thursday to support the passage of a package to address the nation’s financial crisis, Democrats spent the morning gleefully directing reporters to a statement from the Republican nominee Tuesday – three days after the bailout bill was introduced – that he had not read the text of the administration’s proposal.
"I have not had a chance to see it in writing. I have to examine it,” he told a Cleveland television station.
Watch: McCain's bailout proposal
The McCain campaign said Thursday the Arizona senator had immediately been briefed on the elements of the plan – but could not say whether or not he had since read the three-page proposal, pointing instead to his meetings with congressional leaders and briefings with top officials. They also said the question was less relevant because final text was likely to be different than the original proposal.
Watch: What are the candidates saying about the bailout plan?
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It's quite obvious these days that McCain hasn't read much of anything, along with his co-pres hopeless Palin.
CAN HE READ IT!!!!!!!!!!!!
What the Hell...He didn't read the legislation?
DO NOT PUBLISH HIS CAMPAIGN'S LYING ATTEMPTS TO TAKE CREDIT. THERE IS ALREADY AN AGREED-UPON PROPOSAL GOING TO THE TREASURY DEPT.
The guy is an idiot, his brain is old and tired, my god if we have another idiot running our country, please pick someone who atleast graduated from harvard, one of the top students, instead of this baffoon....oh my god I just can't believe he has almost half the population voting for him, he's an IDIOT!!!
This is hilarious. It was so important that he had to try and cancel the debate, but yet he never read it, LOL!! Give me a break, no one except Republicans fell for your crap McBush. They reached a deal without you, so go to the debate so we can get this over with!!
Hahahahaa....too funny-The Economies savior! The Hero! The POW!
Full of Moose pies....man.
Wow...glad to see McCain has his priorities straight. If he's not reading the plan and not campaigning then what is he doing? Oh yea he's cooking ribs w/ Rachel Ray and dissing David Letterman.
McCain is not ready to lead...
CNN will stop talking about McCain. That was the intention of this whole fiasco.
he may not read it – but he'll be sure to claim credit for it
Has Obama read the bill?
He is too busy posing for photo ops. It is too funny that the deal is bascially done without him. He went just as a political ploy. He did not suspend his campaign as he said and he lied to David Letterman. He is a liar and a cheater!!!
Hmmmm – I just heard this is bigger than the S&L thing (Keating 5) that McCain's fingerprints were all over.
FBI investigating, and head-rolling and jail time are expected from the top down .
Sounds good to me. A little late, but better late than never.
Obama/Biden '08 Let the chips fall where they may.
Is this a joke?!? It must be! And John McCain is it..... an absolute joke! Any American that falls for this clown and his political ploy circus are absolute imbeciles!
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HAHAHAHHA Poor Johnny!!!!! He gets to DC just in time to prove how irelevant he is since congress came to an agreement without him.
what exactly, then, did he run away to washington to do?
I don't know how many bone-headed mistakes and errors in judgement this man has to make before the American public wakes up to the fact that he might not even be qualified to be a Wal-Mart "Greeter," let alone President of the United States.
Will he even understand it? It does have to do with ECONOMICS! As i recall Mcain doesnt understand that well oh but not to worry libermans there to whisper sweet nothings in his ear !
Oh...I'm so glad he's back in Washington – Waht would the nation do without McBush?(add sarcasm here)
It's over John – You will lose and lose big to the most qualified candidate for the People – Barack Obama
Nice try though!
WE ARE TAKING BACK OUR COUNTRY!!!
He didnt read a 3-page bill and yet opposed it. Based on what? Rick Davis' briefing?
If thats how you want to run this country, US is in deep deep trouble.
Read? Who does that anymore?
Three pages is a lot, that's like a whole children's book if you put all the words together...
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