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Wednesday, February 20, 2008

The Imprudent John McCain

Remember when the New York Times endorsed John McCain? Me too. Could that be because lions like to pick out the weakest of the herd before they move in for the kill.

For McCain, Self-Confidence on Ethics Poses Its Own Risk

Mr. McCain helped found a nonprofit group to promote his personal battle for tighter campaign finance rules. But he later resigned as its chairman after news reports disclosed that the group was tapping the same kinds of unlimited corporate contributions he opposed, including those from companies seeking his favor. He has criticized the cozy ties between lawmakers and lobbyists, but is relying on corporate lobbyists to donate their time running his presidential race and recently hired a lobbyist to run his Senate office.

“He is essentially an honorable person,” said William P. Cheshire, a friend of Mr. McCain who as editorial page editor of The Arizona Republic defended him during the Keating Five scandal. “But he can be imprudent.”
Ladies and gentlemen...our candidate...the imprudent John McCain...

UPDATE: McCain is unhappy with this article...surprise. That darn free speech and press will get you every time.

UPDATE II: Matt Lewis at Townhall.com calls the story overblown, and the McCain campaign issues a statement.

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