Just after McCain announced that he was putting his campaign on hold due to America's economic crisis, I called my boss and said that -- due to America's economic crisis -- I too would be putting things on hold for a bit. I told him not to expect me in the office for the rest of the week. Next, I told my girlfriend I was going to put doing the chores on hold for awhile. She responded by putting our sex life on hold. I said, "Woah, hold on there." But she'd made up her mind. Actually, I think she's just holding out for something better.
The good news is I'm sure McCain's decision will make a big difference and after a couple of days of taking all that energy he spent campaigning and applying it to the economy he'll turn things completely around. That's the kind of guy he is. Don't even try to hold him back, just watch him go.
Meanwhile, the cynicism grows. Already people are saying McCain's decision is based on his inability to hold on to his lead in the polls. They say the American public doesn't want the next administration that is just a hold over of this current one, because the public is tired of being stuck in an endless hold up where the robbers always escape with golden parachutes and we're left holding the bag. Fox news reports these naysayers are just holdouts from the 60's.
Anyway, my boss said it was a good idea and that he too would be putting things on hold, in fact he said the whole entire office was going to be put on hold for the foreseeable future. Then he hung up. When I called back the receptionist put me on hold.