spc wrote: stockingfull wrote:
Keating 5, anyone?
The Ethics Committee concluded that McCain's involvement in the scheme was minimal. They had to get one republican.
At Keating's request, McCain met at least twice in 1987 with the chairman of the Federal Home Loan Bank Board to prevent the government's seizure of Lincoln [Savings Bank].
On his Keating Five experience, McCain said: "The appearance of it was wrong. It's a wrong appearance when a group of senators appear in a meeting with a group of regulators, because it conveys the impression of undue and improper influence. And it was the wrong thing to do."
Lessee, 1987.... Wasn't that before
the telecom lobbyist influence episode in 2000, where he, um, doesn't remember
meeting with Lowell Paxson about influencing action by the FCC while chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee? Guess he didn't remember what had happened 13 years before?
Senator Mr.Clean has never been seriously vetted because he's never been a serious contender for very long and because he's a war-hero-POW who curses at Bush's big Dick and has given the appearance of being a maverick reformer who speaks his mind and sticks to his guns.
But, all alleged-affair distractions aside, the scrutiny of whether his walk has matched his talk was only begun by the NY Times. The substance there isn't whether or not he did something personally immoral, it's whether he is who he says he is as a public servant. And all his military credentials won't prevent the searching look at that which is coming.