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I have an axe to grind, but unlike the New York Times, I freely admit it.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

The Truth Never LIes

The New York Times attempted smear of John McCain with a front-page article devoid of any substance and filled with innuendo is the opening salvo in an up-coming attempt to disrupt his run for the Presidency. The Times and the Democrats will do to the straight-talking McCain, what the Republicans did to Jack Murtha when he was about to become the Minority Leader under Nancy Pelosi. Murtha was an unindicted conspirator in the ABSCAM Bribery case, the stench of which destroyed his chances at leadership in the House, and John McCain was one of the Keating Five and barley escaped prosecution. The Republican cry of outrage about Murtha will be paid back in kind by the Democrats, who never overlook an opportunity to take revenge. During the discussions that took place today on cable, radio and the web, The Keating Five scandal has been brought up by several people as something that could be even worse than the spector of a McCain/Iseman affair. I brought it up in an earlier post called "The Rumors of His Death." In today's post-Clinton era an affair would make people yawn, but out-and-out bribery would not be condoned. As noted in today's discussions, The New York Times endorsed McCain knowing full-well that they had this story in the works. The endorsement accomplished two things. First, it eliminated every serious primary challenge to McCain. Second, even if McCain won the election America would be getting a defacto liberal president on the important issues of the day: taxes, immigration and national security. But destroying his candidacy is a much better alternative for the Times and their friends. I'm barley hearing what he's saying these days, and McCain-Feingold stops him from hearing me. I think his actions demostrate his point of view better than any words a speechwriter can compose for him. If your going to do it New York Times, do it fast.