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Thursday, February 21, 2008

The Iseman cometh! Is McCain able to defend himself?

John McCain made much of the fact that he had no truck with lobbyists. Now it appears he's had some truck with at least one. In this matter, I for one, think it inconceivable that anything familiar in the biblical sense took place with Vicki Iseman, the lobbyist in question. I just don't think McCain is that sort of a guy.

However, politically it makes him look a bit awkward. Apparently he admits now to having quite a few "friends" of this nature, the lobbying kind. McCain said he had done nothing that would conflict with his ethical standards, but it does make his original protestations that he never dealt with lobbyists look a bit thin on reality.

According to ABC News, McCain has 59 lobbyists raising money for his campaign, more than any of the other presidential candidates. He can't maintain the fiction of never having been into pork-barrel politics, when these guys are so close to his heart and his head!


Copy of Tax Warrant of Bill Keller editor of New York Times McCain storyCopy of Tax Warrant of Bill Keller editor of New York Times McCain story


I've had a look and it's not a lot of tax. I'm wondering if such people only "render unto themselves" as opposed to "rendering unto Caesar". As far as rendering nto God, well, they may need a bit of soul-searching!

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