Here is the plan to save the Treasury rescue package and allow John McCain to show leadership and claim credit, thereby assuring his election - send Sarah!
There have got to be twelve Republican naysayers who would gladly (or grumpily) switch their vote if Sarah Palin would promise to come to their district and rally with the Congressman and her sidekick. Find those twelve guys (and a few more for safety's sake), re-vote the failed bill and pass it on Thursday. McCain's a hero!
I can hear the skeptics muttering that surely McCain already thought as part of his arm-twisting prior to the failed Monday vote. Maybe he did and maybe he didn't, but stop calling me Shirley.
As to whether Sarah will still have star power after Thursday's debate - well, the vote will occur before the debate. And we are keeping hope alive here, yes?