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Wednesday, February 20, 2008

New Dirt on McCain?

The New York Times in a story that will appear in their written edition tomorrow, discusses concern aides had with a relationship Republican Senator John McCain (Ariz.) had with a lobbyist back in the 2000 campaign.

The lobbyist Vicki Iseman and McCain have both denied any inappropriate behavior. Supposedly, this information was known some time ago but for some reason is coming out now after McCain has more or less wrapped up the Republican nomination.

Reportedly, one of the sources for the story was John Weaver, an advisor to the McCain campaign who was let go last year. The McCain campaign has issued statements to the effect that this is a part of a hit and run smear campaign.

It is doubtful either of the Democratic candidates will weigh in on this story. This is the first of these "type" of stories to appear in this Presidential campaign. It will be interesting to see if this story has "legs" as they say in the media or if it just evaporates if voters view it as more nonsense.

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