Saturday, February 23, 2008

John McCain's Relationship With Lobbyist - It's About More Than Just Sex

A Hole In McCain's Denials of Corruption?

Apparently Newsweek has found one

The real issue for McCain is the unethical relationship with lobbyist Vicki Iseman- doing favors for an individual who represented a company- Paxson Communications - run by a campaign contributor, while he was the chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee. Essentially McCain used the power of his position to do political favors. The Sex (if he got any) was just the side show.

Newsweek is reporting that McCain has a hole in his defense. Apparently he forgot about a lawsuit from 5 years ago, where he may have actually told the truth. His statements then seem to contradict what he is saying now in his defense.

These are legitimate questions for a man who has adopted the theme of cleaning up Government in Washinton, and has positioned himself as a Republican good guy who wants campaign finance reform.

Is this the "straight talk" that McCain has been promising?

Other Problems For John McCain

The McCain campaign is in a little trouble with the FEC regarding a possible improper loan transaction that McCain made in late 2007 when his campaign was on life support. Read More Here.

Also.... Congressman Rick Renzi of Arizona - A friend of McCain & A Member of the McCain Camp (in Arizona)- has just been indicted in connection with an improper land deal, and other possible charges.

See a more detailed report regarding Renzi from the Washington Post

More from The Daily Kos


Toure Zeigler said...

If the NYT had just focused on the issue of his relationship with lobbyists and how many of them are running his campaign, they would have had a stronger story then presenting a story about sexual inuendo from 8 years ago.

g-e-m2001 said...

it may be about more than just sex, but that will get lost because of how the time's reported it.

Constructive Feedback said...

It seems that the "mirror on America" has a crack in it for the weight of carrying the weight of the Democratic line.

New York Times (own) Ombudsman Faults Paper on McCain Romance Story