Republican presidential nominee John McCainJohn Sidney McCainDonald Trump's 2020 election economic gamble 2020 Democrats make play for veterans' votes The Memo: Democrats confront prospect of long primary MORE says the Wall Street bailout negotiations are so important he came straight back to Washington after last night's presidential debate with Democratic nominee Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaWhat are Democrats going to do once Donald Trump leaves office? Krystal Ball: Patrick's 2020 bid is particularly 'troublesome' for Warren Deval Patrick: Biden 'misses the moment' in 2020 campaign MORE in Mississippi. Lawmakers are working feverishly over the weekend to try to wrap up the crucial $700 billion bill to prevent a complete meltdown of the U.S. financial system.

It's pretty weighty stuff, everyone in Washington agrees.

But for Sen. Arlen Specter (R-Pa.), some things are even more important, like the Philadelphia Phillies trying to clinch the National League East division title Saturday afternoon. Unlike most of the rest of the Philly fans, though, he doesn't appear to be waving a rally towel, though.

On the Fox broadcast of the game, Specter is clearly visible in the second row behind home plate at Citizens Bank Park in South Philly. He's wearing a suit and tie, though, so he's ready to go if he needs to rush back to the Capitol to stand behind the congressional leadership at a press conference if he wants.

-Jeffrey Young