Because after the debate which was supposed to showcase John McCain as a POW War Hero, but portrayed him as nothing more than a disrespectful, crochety, mean ol’ bastard; his campaign is taking new hits in the polls (especially after Fox and everyone else did their best to spin the debate as a McCain win, and failing badly.  Watch Sean Hannity’s head explode when fellow lackey Dick Morris tells him Obama won the debate here). So, there’s going to be a need for media distractions from the McCain campaign, and especially the banking bail out that really is corporate welfare.

Distraction #1 – The Shotgun Wedding of Bristol Palin.  From the London Times:

In an election campaign notable for its surprises, Sarah Palin, the Republican vice- presidential candidate, may be about to spring a new one — the wedding of her pregnant teenage daughter to her ice-hockey-playing fiancé before the November 4 election.

Inside John McCain’s campaign the expectation is growing that there will be a popularity boosting pre-election wedding in Alaska between Bristol Palin, 17, and Levi Johnston, 18, her schoolmate and father of her baby. “It would be fantastic,” said a McCain insider. “You would have every TV camera there. The entire country would be watching. It would shut down the race for a week.”

This distraction would have the added benefit of canceling Palin’s debate with Senator “Ride and Die” Joe Biden.  There are reports coming out of the McCain camp that Governor Palin is doing so poorly in mock practice debates, they’re canceling the practice debates in mid-stream.

DISTRACTION #2 – The Breaking Story on the U. S. Attorney Scandal.  Murray Waas has this up on his blog:

A report to be made public tomorrow morning by the Justice Department detailing findings of its investigation into the firings of nine U.S. attorneys will say that the efforts of investigators were severely stymied in large part by the lack of cooperation by some Bush administration officials and others outside the Department, according to sources who have seen the report.

The investigation was conducted jointly by the Justice Department’s Inspector General (IG) and the Department’s Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR.) Both of those internal watchdogs have no potential prosecutorial power, but can make recommendations that career prosecutors take up their work after they finish their final report. It is unclear whether Attorney General Michael Mukasey will do so.

Y’all know dang well Mukasey’s not prosecuting shyt.  But it’s a nice distraction away from the banking bailout/corporate welfare for CEO’s bill that’s being pushed through Congress at warp-speed.  Especially since this bill was the legislation McCain tried to punk Obama on and got punked Nationally, and before the debate on Friday Nite.

I just thought I’d give a friendly warning to JJP readers this week – Beware of the Distractions away from the issues and the campaign.  McCain’s in free fall and you know how a wounded animal reacts when cornered.

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