Sex is not a public offense, but cronyism is

Apparently some people are very concerned with a recent new story that a powerful senator might have been having an affair 8+ years ago. This senator, of course, is John McCain, the man who has the Republican party's presidential nomination all but guaranteed, and this lobbyist is, well who cares. Some lady.

McCain hasn't run on a strong "pro-family" platform, so that part of it isn't really relevant news. What about what she was getting out of it? After listing some of the favors that McCain did for Iseman, Dave Lindorff at CounterPunch adds:

The problem may be that what McCain was doing shilling for the telecom industry is not illegal, and is not uncommon. In fact, it's what our legislators do. Virtually all of them. The only thing different about McCain is that he claims he doesn't do that, at least not since he saw the light when he had a near political death experience after hitching his nascent congressional career to a corrupt banker's wagon, in the Keating scandal, which finished off the careers of four of McCain's senatorial colleagues and from which he escaped by the skin of his teeth.

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The major media couldn't be happier letting McCain's 100% pure-bullshit approach slide right past them, so it takes a place like CounterPunch to bring this up.

 

 

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I really don't care much

I really don't care much about the sex life of politicians. As long as elicit affair is not their priority and they don't forget that they're supposed to serve the people.

Shouldn't this read...

"I really don't care much about the sex life of politicians. As long as elicit affair is their priority and they forget that they're supposed to serve the people."

That would make them more harmless. We'd only have to fund their salary, a rental apartment or two for their trysts, and some lingerie. Now we have to bear the cost of their failed experiments in social engineering.

(Apologies for my cynic mood this morning.)

I doubt he's different

The only thing different about McCain is that he claims he doesn't do that

I really don't think McCain is different from other politicians in this respect either. Politicians lie about what they did, what they're doing, and what they're going to do. What this leaves us with, then, is that McCain is no different from other politicians in any respect so far mentioned.

That is some obnoxious news.

That is some obnoxious news. Just because everyone seems to be doing it, does not mean that it should be acceptable. Has anyone forgotten the saying that "what's popular is not always right and what's right is not always popular". Shame.