Thursday, February 21, 2008

Infidelity and Cronyism

For John McCain to make a successful run for the White House he has to bring two groups into his camp the religious right and the independents who dislike inside the beltway politics.

If these new accusations turn out to have legs he is in deep trouble.

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, in his offices and aboard 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 clients

Let’s see, we have potential if not actual infidelity, so his efforts at reapproachment to the religious right are severely damaged, and we have the slimy business as usual DC behavior where influence, not fairness, determines what happens to our country.

Not exactly the kind of behavior that a 'straight talking' ' maverick' should be known for, is it?


1 comment:

David said...

John could not keep little johnny under control.