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Posted on 12/20/2007 7:47:55 AM PST by sitetestEdited on 12/20/2007 9:24:12 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]
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Rudy/Romney needs McCain’s supporters.
“Can a pre-emptive ‘signed affadavit’ be far behind? Very Clintonian, that strategy.”
LOL! “I never had sex with that... Senator.”
Huh. My guess is that this was a story the NY Times was keeping in its back pocket in order to smear McCain if he ended up in the general election. McCain figured out a way to force their hand. It’s a tried and true political ploy - - air your dirty laundry NOW so that it’s “old news” later.
MEDIA FIREWORKS: MCCAIN PLEADS WITH NY TIMES TO SPIKE STORY
Thu Dec 20 2007 10:56:57 ET
Just weeks away from a possible surprise victory in the primaries, Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz has been waging a ferocious behind the scenes battle with the NEW YORK TIMES, the DRUDGE REPORT has learned, and has hired DC power lawyer Bob Bennett to mount a bold defense against charges of giving special treatment to a lobbyist!
McCain has personally pleaded with NY TIMES editor Bill Keller not to publish the high-impact report involving key telecom legislation before the Senate Commerce Committee, newsroom insiders tell the DRUDGE REPORT.
The paper’s Jim Rutenberg has been leading the investigation and is described as beyond frustrated with McCain’s aggressive and angry efforts to stop any and all publication.
The drama involves a woman lobbyist who may have helped to write key telecom legislation.
The woman in question has retained counsel and strongly denies receiving any special treatment from McCain.
Rutenberg, along with reporter David Kirkpatrick, has been developing the story for the last 6 weeks.
Rutenberg had hoped to break the story before the Christmas holiday, sources reveal, but editor Keller expressed serious reservations about jounalism eithics and issuing a damaging story so close to an election.
McCain campaign officials Rick Davis, Charlie Black and Mark Salter are also said to have met with the NEW YORK TIMES in an effort to halt publication.
“Rudy/Romney needs McCains supporters.”
In terms of the issues, Sen. McCain is closer to Sen. Thompson, don’t you think? I think that the greatest number who went to other candidates would go to Sen. Thompson.
"not a single time"
Oops. Didn’t see your post. Sorry about that. :O)
That is the explosive story? I thought they all gave special treatment to lobbyists.
Didn’t McRino just vote to grant ILLEGALS social security benifits?
He can go pound sand.
IDC what the “story” is.
Maybe he and Hillary had more than a ‘drink’ together.
I can’t vote for McInsane anyway. All I want him to do is GO AWAY...
The story will be in the details.
If it were a run-of-the-mill lobbying story, one wonders how hard Mr. McCain would be trying to get the New York Times to back off.
ouuhhh...you gonna make Hillary’s girlfriend mad.
First off McCain and Hillry are the best of best friends, well maybe after JFKerry. Second the liberal media, including S$ORO$ owes John McCain the most of all politicians running including Hillry. We are more likely to see McCain running with Hillry than against her when all this media making and breaking the rest of these presidential candidates ends.
Most people I know view McCain as their second or third choice.
Where his votes, among people ranking him #1 will go, I have no idea.
By the way: having a lobbyist write legislation is nothing new — it’s standard procedure on the Hill. And there’s not anything necessarily wrong with it. Lobbyists usually have superior information on their subject. Of course, it’s Members who introduce legislation, so the responsibility is theirs.
Every time I see one of these I’m afraid it’s gonna be someone I know!
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