What Should John McCain’s Next Campaign Stunt Be?

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Barney Frank said of John McCain’s campaign (non-)suspension, “It’s the longest Hail Mary pass in the history of either football or Marys.” Should the suspension and these bailout shenanigans not lift his poll numbers — just like Sarah Palin, the ultimate campaign Hail Mary, ultimately failed to — what stunt does John McCain turn to next? Slate has 10 guesses, a couple I’ll reproduce here:

– Returns to Vietnam and jails himself.
– Offers the post of “vice vice president” to Warren Buffett.
– Challenges Obama to suspend campaign so they both can go and personally drill for oil offshore.
– Learns to use computer.

Slate wants to know if you have any good ones to add. And speaking of play-along-at-home Slate features, they recently created a list of Bush Administration executive orders that need to go — they highlighted the worst nine out of Bush’s 262 EOs and want to know if you can think of a tenth.

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SIX TRUTHS

Reclaiming power from those who abuse it often starts with telling the truth. And in "This Is How Authoritarians Get Defeated," MoJo's Monika Bauerlein unpacks six truths to remember during the homestretch of an election where democracy, truth, and decency are on the line.

Truth #1: The chaos is the point.

Truth #2: Team Reality is bigger than it seems.

Truth #3: Facebook owns this.

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Truth #5: It's about minority rule.

Truth #6: The only thing that can save us is…us.

Please take a moment to see how all these truths add up, because what happens in the weeks and months ahead will reverberate for at least a generation and we better be prepared.

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