McCain the show horse

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    McCain has missed 412 of 643 Senate votes in the current Congress. Since April 8, he has missed 109 out of 110 votes.

    Sen. Barack Obama has also been absent much of the time. But at least Obama showed up for a critical Senate vote to try to stop a Republican filibuster against a renewable energy package.

    Its backers secured 59 of the needed 60 votes: McCain could have broken the filibuster, and cleared the way for the solar and wind energy development he touted in Portland and the Puget Sound area last spring.

    McCain has missed all 15 "critical environmental votes" in this session, reports the League of Conservation Voters.

    The "suspended" campaign has plowed ahead despite the nominee's announcement.

    Gov. Sarah Palin held an airport rally in Philadelphia, where she dodged a query about whether she'll vote to re-elect Alaska's indicted Republican Sen. Ted Stevens and the "bridge to nowhere" champion, Rep. Don Young.

    As McCain did interviews and met with a former Hillary Clinton supporter, campaign manager Rick Davis huddled at the 21 Club with top McCain fundraisers, including brass from private equity firms.

    Davis earlier blew off a media breakfast hosted by The Christian Science Monitor. Reporters would have asked about the $345,000 that Davis' lobbying firm has received in the past two years from bailed-out mortgage giant Freddie Mac.

    Shaking up Washington, D.C., has been McCain's signature theme. Why couldn't Davis answer questions about whether his firm's $30,000 monthly retainer was a case of business as usual in the capital?

    McCain the show horse: Way off track
     
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    They are both involved in a Presidential campaign.You will obviously miss senate votes, and hearings.What do you expect.?
     
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    But McCumStain has missed more than Obama.
     

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