McCain: Economists tell me, ‘You don’t understand how serious’ the financial crisis is.

In an interview with the Denver Post yesterday, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) attempted to explain why he voted for the Wall Street bailout, despite previously saying that a bill that included earmarks would be “unacceptable.” McCain remarked, “I talk to…economists that have said, ‘Look, you don’t understand how serious — ’” before cutting himself off. Seeming to realize that he was once again admitting he doesn’t understand the economy, McCain corrected himself saying, “I mean, ‘We have to understand how serious this is.’” Listen here: