McCain should give George Marlin a call, immediately. In today's New York Post, Marlin clearly and succinctly lays out an action plan for New York to implement in light of the financial meltdown.

Marlin brilliantly instructs the politicians who are obviously in over their heads. He wastes no time identifying people to blame, instead he states the problem and tells the politicos they must drastically reduce state spending and reduce taxes. He emphasizes that New York must take action simply to stay competitive as a world financial center.

If McCain followed Marlin's intelligent and straightforward example Americans would listen and respond positively. The first politician who puts politics aside and really deals with the financial problems facing every citizen will win the day politically.

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