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10/23/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

CNN's Ed Henry: McCain Playing Politics On Bailout

Earlier tonight on CNN, Campbell Brown and Ed Henry discussed John McCain's attempt to reinvent himself as a champion of regulation after being a champion of deregulation throughout his career.

McCain's campaign aides can read the polls, and they know as well as anybody else that the GOP nominee's support for Bush's economic policies could cost them the election. So now they are trying to present McCain as a critic of the very policies which he helped put in place.

As Henry points out, it's obviously a game -- McCain is just playing politics when he tries to distance himself from the White House and the bailout plan:

Of course, despite the fact that McCain is now talking about how uncomfortable the plan makes him feel, nothing can change the fact that when the bailout plan first came out, he endorsed it on 60 Minutes:

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