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Wednesday, February 20

McCain: All over the news Wednesday Night

The NY Times broke this story: For McCain, Self-Confidence on Ethics Poses Its Own Risk
Who does he think he is? Rudy Giuliani? Well I never...
WASHINGTON — Early in Senator John McCain’s first run for the White House eight years ago, waves of anxiety swept through his small circle of advisers.

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.

When news organizations reported that Mr. 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. Continued
How does the television media cover this? By attacking the messengers. Really. Just turn it on and see, if you dare. I thought Fox was going to cut into American Idol, but they just kept turning up the heat during the commercials instead.

I especially loved Bay Buchanan on CNN feigning shock because she felt Republicans simply do not put up candidates that are not family values oriented, so this story must be a lie. I was in shock that she actually said that. But then it was revealed that she worked in the Romney campaign and it would have been nice if the Times had put out this story months ago. Well yes, when you look at it that way, I can see why she was outraged. Her candidate could have had more delegate votes. Well if this was a real conspiracy hit piece, the Times would have released the "bombshell" in October where it would have the most impact on those ever precious "values" voters.

By Thursday, this story ought to be even more juicy.

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