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

Reading The Pictures: Have A Little FU With Your National Crisis

Campaign Staff

It's a fascinating behavioral portrait of the co-conspirators who pulled the plug on the McCain campaign Wednesday morning.

Is this what a senior campaign staff would look like having, as alleged, just been forced to take earth-stopping measures in response to a national crisis they likened to 9/11?

In using the financial crisis to upend the election process, co-opt the delicate Wall Street negotiations in Congress, and unilaterally force the Obama campaign off the road, Charlie Black, Matt McDonald, Steve Schmidt and Mark Salter can barely restrain themselves from laughing in our faces.

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(image: Reuters. New York. September 24, 2008)