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February 20, 2008

The Honeymoon Is Over...The NY Times Unloads On Maverick

It's a long article so consider this a place holder until Ace or someone else gets a chance to comb through it all. Bottom line...the NY Times is shocked! shocked! that Maverick is a Republican and finally gets around to treating him like one.

They recycle every ethical lapse they can think of and with a hey you never know attitude "report" McCain and a female lobbyist deny having had an affair.

As I said, it's going to take awhile to go through this but suffice it to say Maverick is no longer the Times' favorite Republican.

All those years courting the media at the expense of Republicans and conservatives and they abandon him the second he actually has to run against a Democrat. Who's got your back now Maverick?

Link to the NY Times article here.

UPDATE: Meh, a whole lot of old news and a helping of innuendo.

20 year old story on the Keating 5? Check.

Mention of involvement and subsequent separation from a non-profit funded by lobbyists after the passage of McCain-Feingold? Check

Allegations of possible favoritism for a lobbyist they darkly hint he might have had an affair with? Yep.

Anything else? Not really.

It's not so much a damaging article in terms of content, it's just not one a Democrat or Maverick, prior to becoming the presumptive nominee, would have to put up with.

How quickly the fickle affections of the media turn!

UPDATE x2:
Team Maverick responds:

"It is a shame that the New York Times has lowered its standards to engage in a hit and run smear campaign. John McCain has a 24-year record of serving our country with honor and integrity. He has never violated the public trust, never done favors for special interests or lobbyists, and he will not allow a smear campaign to distract from the issues at stake in this election.

"Americans are sick and tired of this kind of gutter politics, and there is nothing in this story to suggest that John McCain has ever violated the principles that have guided his career."

Welcome to the life of every prominent Republican.


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