Thursday, February 21, 2008

McCain's chickens come home to roost

They say that when you lie down with dogs you shouldn't be surprised when you come away with fleas. John McCain lay down with crocodiles...and now it's bit him in the ass.

Hints of a campaign scandal involving Sen. John McCain and a female telecom lobbyist broke into the open today, with the New York Times running a front-page story that features unnamed McCain aides' suspicions of a romantic relationship between the Senator and Vicki Iseman. Some details of the story reports of an improper relationship between McCain and a lobbyist had appeared on the Drudge Report earlier in the primary season. The NYT story says that in 2000, "waves of anxiety swept through" McCain's "small circle of advisers" because "a female lobbyist had been turning up with him at fund-raisers, visiting his offices and accompanying him on a client's corporate jet. Convinced the relationship had become romantic, some of his top advisers intervened to protect the candidate from himself - instructing staff members to block the woman's access, privately warning her away and repeatedly confronting him, several people involved in the campaign said on the condition of anonymity." After media reports that McCain "had written letters to government regulators on behalf of the lobbyist's client, the former campaign associates said, some aides feared for a time that attention would fall on her involvement." McCain, 71, "and the lobbyist, Vicki Iseman, 40, both say they never had a romantic relationship. But to his advisers, even the appearance of a close bond with a lobbyist whose clients often had business before the Senate committee Mr. McCain led threatened the story of redemption and rectitude that defined his political identity."
Pardon me for a second, will you?



For the past eight years McCommie has been the NYT's house RINO, their cute little "Maverick". He's the guy they could point to and say, "this is how Republicans SHOULD be". They loved him, and he loved them back -- saying what they wanted to hear, doing what they would want him to do, supporting Liberal issues/opposing Conservative issues, doing whatever it took to get that positive press from the Times (whose opinions, of course, trickle down through every newspaper in the country that fancies itself a Times wanna-be).

How's that working out for you now, John?

Conservatives and Libertarians can't stand you. Okay, that's too polite. We L-O-A-T-H-E you for your phony-baloney populist persona, for McCommie/Finegold, for the McCommie/Kennedy "scamnasty", for opposing tax cuts, for your sanctimony, etc, etc, etc. But you didn't need us. "Ha!", said you, "I have the Moderates, Independents, and my friends at the New York Times. Look! They even ENDORSED me! They love me! They really love me! I don't need no stinkin' Conservatives!"

Again, how's that working out for you now, Johnny boy? You're cooked, pal.

Note the funny timing of the revelation. Facts dating back to 1999, and already reported, albeit at a 30,000 foot level, by Drudge W-A-A-A-A-Y back in December, suddenly come to light in The Paper of Record once America's own little Pravda has determined that McCommie has the Team Elephant nomination sewed up. Naturally the Washington ComPost and every other commie newsrag in the country is all over it as well. I assume those news outlets have Internet access in their newsrooms and can get to The Drudge Report -- why weren't they on this sooner? Oh, wait! I get it. They had to wait for their cue from "The Big Dog".

I have no sympathy for McCommie nor for Team Elephant. You both got what you deserved.