For McCain, Self-Confidence on Ethics Poses Its Own Riskgraphics8.nytimes...
Added 2384 days ago in Opinion
nytimes.com — 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.

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.

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Will the Republican party defend John McCain?
Defend, it's too late
70%
An opportunity to back Huckabee
30%
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Posted 2384 days ago
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if he's gonna cheat, this is a pretty ugly-ass chick to do it with. heck...he's be better off porking chelsea...
Posted 2384 days ago
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Agree, totally. I'm about to toss my cookies here!
Posted 2384 days ago
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Wo, he's 71 years old, let's see you do better at 71.
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