Thursday, February 21, 2008

Dews McCain update

UPDATE (bumped up from below): Thanks to Jack and CityCat for the heads up on this article.

Very interesting piece in The New Republic about the arguments back and forth as to whether to run with the McCain story at all. Makes more and more sense as to why this story took so long to officially be released given the fight between factions at the New York Times.

Article can be found here.

Older post below:
Obviously the big news story of the day is the breaking news (Finally!) on the McCain-Lobbyist scandal, though it has not totally broken just yet. The sources I had close to the situation from different angles were still pretty specific on the inclusion of a sexual relationship that essentially added up to a "Sex for access" type deal...

This is still a developing story, so its quite possible the McCain legal push for suppressing the story succeeded in censoring parts of it, but the entire story should follow shortly.

In case you are keeping score at home, the original story was hinted at via Drudge in December, but in the sense that the McCain legal team was trying to suppress a story linking McCain to a lobbyist. The story gets as far as saying McCain "has hired DC power lawyer Bob Bennett to mount a bold defense against charges of giving special treatment to a lobbyist", but no reasons hinting as to why or who.

Our posting on February 7th though deals with something a bit more serious in that our sources were quite specific in the sexual connection to said "special treatment", but the specifics of where and when these events had occured are not known to us. My hope is that now that the story has broke with the major news outlets, that more and more details will finally float to the surface about what exactly transpired.

This city eats these type of stories up though and will be craving for the latest greatest info regarding the type of deal McCain had setup with Ms. Vicki Iseman, so it really only is a matter of time before the specifics are leaked.

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