Devil5052 wrote:The New York Times story about Sen. John McCain merely represents the Republican problem this year....the real meat of this story is what is going to make Republicans very scarce in Washington DC after Nov/2008...........Republican hypocricy! Another Republican President/Congressman/Senator saying (in fact building his career on) one thing & then being caught doing exactly the reverse, in real life. From George Bush's "Compassionate Conservative" who vetos health care for US children to fund his occupation of Iraq to Sen Larrry Craig builds a career against gay rights but turns out to be a screaming fag picking up gays in mens rooms & now McCain, who has always stood against influence peddlers flying around the country in their private jet & probably (not proven yet but, let's be adults here) making decisions in favor of a company who he is busy screwing their 40 years younger, sexy female lobbyist! In November the American people will say this to all Republicans........Get the hell out of my Congress & White House!!
The Times story was a journalistic piece of crap. All un-named sources, former McCain aides supposedly. If they had something real, they would have named names. It was just a political hit job. Bob Bennett, who gave an interview to the Times for this story, provided at least 12 instances of McCain voting against the interest of this lobbyists clients interests. They chose not to publish that as it didn't fit the agenda of the story. As for flying around the country in private jets, they all do that, or did do that. Most of that has been reined in by what? McCain-Feingold campaign finance reform bill. I assume you are mostly referring to McCains involvement in the so called Keating Five. This was the Savings and Loan Scandal from the late 80's, early 90's. Guess who the Keating Five were? Alan Cranston - Democrat, Dennis Deconcini - Democrat, John Glenn - Democrat, Donald Riegle - Democrat and John McCain - sort of a Republican. You gotta go beyond NPR to get the full story.
I actualy never listen to NPR as it's to boring. I generaly listen to right wing talk radio (except Rush "the drug peddler" & Sean Hannity) to get their side. In Mass I listen to Neal Borks & Howie Carr. Both right wingers, but interesting. As far as the NY Times story goes , the story was not that McCain had an affair, the story was that McCain's campaign managers were worried about the young lobbyist getting to close to McCain for his own good. Something his campaign manager Weaver stated for the record.
This was what NY Times reported corroberated by Weaver:
"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," the Times reported.
"Our policy is, we publish stories when they are ready," he said. "'Ready' means the facts have been nailed down to our satisfaction, the subjects have all been given a full and fair chance to respond and the reporting has been written up with all the proper context and caveats. This story was no exception."
You would have stretch credulity to believe the NY Times would just make this story up or print such a story based on nothing. The NY Times is a business & they would not commit corporate suicide.