That depends on what your definition of "suspend" is...
Back when Mittens Romney realized there was no way he'd be the repug presidential candidate, the media announced that he had "suspended his campaign." He was out of the running, according to MSNBC; he'd "dropped out of the presidential race" and effectively crowned McFossil as the candidate.
Yesterday, the media used the same language to describe McFossil's
delay tactics to get out of the debate with Obama tomorrow. Yet no one is saying that his campaign is over. Hell, even Staring Painful is squawking about suspending HER campaign (as though it's a separate one?). Everyone on the GOP side is suspending everything, yet McFossil/Painful is still in the running for the presidency/VP.
Why is that? Why don't we just say, "hey--'suspend' basically means you're out, so Obama wins by default. Thanks for playing." Why is this suspension different?
State is state and federal is federal, and never the twain shall meet...
So McFossil's running to Washington to play senator, roll up his sleeves, yell "Fuck you!" at anyone who disagrees with him, and magically solve this whole bailout (of his pals) thing. Oh boy, do I feel better now!
Politico has pointed out that, "As the governor of Alaska, Palin cannot participate in the high-level federal government deliberations on the economy," which of course stands to reason. But I'll bet you almost any amount of money that Painful will appear (on Faux Noise, where else?) so often that you'd think she was fucking heading the bailout package negotiations. These assholes will do anything to prop up that psycho-dingbat.
Surely it's a coincidence!
I'm sure that all this Maverick-goes-to-Washington-so-he-can't-possibly-debate! crap has nothing to do with these little happenings:
--McCain's poll numbers
--McCain's lobbyists I mean campaign advisors
--the fact that the debate is supposed to start at 9pm, which is waaaay past Johnny War's nite-nite time