Breaking: Wherein John McCain Takes Avoidance of the Press to an Entirely New Level

080923_obama_mccain_simon.jpgPer the AP this hour:

Republican John McCain says he’s directing his staff to work with Barack Obama’s campaign and the debate commission to delay Friday’s debate because of the economic crisis.

In a statement, McCain says he will stop campaigning after addressing former President Bill Clinton’s Global Initiative session on Thursday and return to Washington to focus on the nation’s financial problems.

McCain also said he wants President Bush to convene a leadership meeting in Washington. Both he and Obama would attend the session.

What exactly John McCain hopes to accomplish in the next seven days that he somehow wasn’t able to manage in the last eight years remains unclear! What is increasingly clear is that the man will use any excuse to avoid the press.

Update: Looks like the Obama camp is saying game on! Carney, on the other hand, thinks we should all follow McCain’s example.