Wednesday, February 20, 2008

John McCain: New Female Lobbyist Scandal?

New York Times says "Waves of Anxiety"
Swept Through McCain Camp

A new scandal for the McCain campaign?

And even though The New York Times doesn't have much credibility in the news or editorial departments, we're going to comment on it.

Lobbyist Vicki Iseman is caught up in a scandal involving Republican presidential candidate John McCain.

Both McCain and Iseman, naturally enough, have denied having any romantic relationship.

John McCain

From the NY Times, a member in good standing of the Mainstream Media wing of the Democratic National Committee:
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, the former campaign associates said, some aides feared for a time that attention would fall on her involvement.

Mr. 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.

We'll start by saying that any regular readers knows that there's no love lost between DBKP and John McCain.

McCain is not a conservative, but his backers continually chastise conservatives for not kowtowing to the "Straight Talker".

But, our intense disdain for the New York Times and their "reportage" is legendary.

The fact that this story showed up in the Times reveals more about the NY Times than John McCain.

The POS Times, who remained deaf and dumb and blind during, after and through the present-day concerning the John Edwards Love Child scandal and, more recently, the Larry Sinclair allegations about Barack Obama, finally have found some unnamed sources they deem worthy to report on.

So, when considering how much weight to give to this story, remember the source.

Back on December 21, DBKP reported on an unnamed female Telecom lobbyist that McCain had shown special favors to.
"John McCain and Lobbyists: Not Exactly News"

We wrote four or five stories on McCain's lobbyists relationships, quashed stories and such. But we wrote over 25 stories on the tawdry affair and subsequent cover-up of John Edwards and Rielle Hunter.

Where was the august NY Times then?

For that matter, where is the Times now?

Not one drop of ink was spilled on the Time's pages about that affair, which is still on-going.

The Times is also silent on the Larry Sinclair allegations and federal lawsuit concerning Barack Obama.

Of course, McCain has an "R" beside his name, while Obama and Edwards have the "Time's Anointed" "D" besides their's.

So our skepticism concerning the NY Time's John McCain story is well-deserved.

Until the Times shows the same balance in reporting unnamed allegations, they're still the same tired, mistrusted New York Times.

News that's fit for the supermarket checkout line--sometimes--and that's about it.

by Mondoreb
image: Alaska Report
Source: NYTimes
* Vicki Iseman in John McCain Scandal


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