The Peach

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Thursday, February 21, 2008

A View From ON Top


For starters, The Peach isn't scratching its fuzziness over reports regarding John McCain's alleged improper relationship with lobbyist Vicki Iseman (shown above).

The New York Times never states that there was any sort of "physical" impropriety, even though during McCain's failed 2000 presidential bid aides requested that the two flirt birds stay away from each other. What is infinitely more intriguing (and potentially more damaging) is that McCain urged FCC regulators to speed up consideration of a proposal favoring one of Ms. Iseman's major clients.

This is not the first time McCain has faced questions about ethical wrongdoings. During the 1980's McCain was part of a Congressional group favoring deregulation of the banking industry. What followed was the collapse of the savings and loan industry, most notoriously Lincoln Savings which was led by Charles H. Keating. McCain became known as one of the "Keating Five," senators who received $1.3 million in campaign contributions from Keating.

Though McCain received no penalty for his part as the "Keating Five," the Senate Ethics Committee determined that he had used "poor judgment" in trying to influence banking regulators.

After eight years of "poor judgment" by the current travesty we call president (that's Bush, in case anyone was wondering), The Peach wonders if we really want someone who will put us through this again?