You know, I didn't even mention that as a "similarity" but, come to think of it, Gingrich's cover up, for which he paid a huge fine, does remind me of McCain's "Keating Five" antics.
You started out with a shovel, then you had to bring in the backhoe.
February 3, 1999 Web posted at: 11:43 a.m. EST (1643 GMT)
WASHINGTON (February 3)
The Internal Revenue Service Wednesday cleared former House Speaker Newt Gingrich of an alleged tax law violation in connection with a controversial college course he taught. . . . Democrats said it was a campaign gimmick and filed ethics complaints accusing him of illegal use of tax-exempt funds for political purposes.
A tax expert hired by the House Ethics Committee said the course violated tax laws . . .
. . . . "The ... course taught principles from American civilization that could be used by each American in everyday life whether the person is a welfare recipient, the head of a large corporation, or a politician." . . . .
After filing over seventy "ethics charges" angainst Newt, the Dems finally made one stick, but the IRS found nothing wrong and recommended the college course in question to anyone.