An ultimatum via Grahamnesty: If there’s no deal in Congress on the bailout by Friday, McCain’s not going to Mississippi. Even though an early poll indicates that that would be an exceedingly poor decision.

The plan instead is to move the VP debate back to some unspecified date and reserve October 2 for the first Obama/McCain debate instead. That’s not going to do Palin any favors with the media crowing about her unwillingness to answer questions, particularly with the left already starting to buzz about this exchange from tonight’s Couric interview. Full video will supposedly be at the CBS website shortly. The Freepers are grumbling that it looks heavily edited, but while the published transcript of this part does include a bit more conversation than what you see here, there’s nothing materially different.

Update: Here’s the full interview.