The New York Times today reported Maverick Straight Talker Senator John “Walnuts” McCain’s top advisers were so concerned that his relationship with lobbyist Vicki Iseman Trophy had become romantic and could threaten his 2000 presidential campaign, they took steps to block her access to Walnuts and apparently discussed their concerns with both parties. Also concerning, Senator McCain had written letters to federal regulators on behalf of Ms. Iseman’s clients, Paxson Communications and Glencairn Ltd., supporting such issues upholding FCC marketing agreements and tax incentives for minority-owned television stations.
Now the least difficult part of this story to believe, is that he had an affair with a chilly looking blonde. After all, we all know how little Cindy Lou Hensley became Cindy Lou McCain, right? After meeting at some sort of military function in ’79, by all accounts they quickly began an affair unimpeded by the Maverick Straight Talker’s marriage at the time to wife, Carol. After requesting and receiving a divorce from Carol (who had been left 4 inches shorter, crippled and overweight from a near-fatal car crash while her husband was imprisoned in Vietnam), the Maverick Straight Talker waited a seemly and totally sociably acceptable 45 days before hitching his star to the icily beautiful (and mega-rich) Cindy Lou.
So you can see why I have no trouble believing Walnuts can’t keep it in his pants.
It’s also not difficult to believe Senator McCain may have taken a walk down the shady side of K street. One has only to hop in the way-back machine and go back to the latter half of the 80s when the Senator became involved in the Keating Five scandal. My interest in relating this to you is significantly lessened by the fact that there doesn’t appear to be any hand-jobs-for-legislation quid pro quo.
Basically (many thanks to Wikipedia since I was about 10 at the time), Charles Keating Jr.’s Lincoln Savings & Loan became insolvent as a result of some bad loans and was pulling some shenanigans with a real estate deal, selling it to investors as a savings account, in order to regain solvency. The gubment was not to keen on this and was looking to shut the S&L down. The deal ultimately fell through leaving many investors flat-ass broke. While in the midst of this deal, Keating allegedly contacted five Senators to whose campaigns he had donated. Walnuts was one and met with Federal Home Loan Bank Board Chairman Ed Gray trying to head off the government’s seizure of the S&L.
By the time the racketeering and fraud chickens came home to roost for Mr. Keating, Senator McCain found his dick in a wringer over charges of attempting to influence the federal regulators, ultimately receiving a rebuke for “poor judgment” from the Senate Ethics Committee.
So everything old is new again for the Maverick Straight Talker and this may be just the tip of the iceberg as more reporters go to work on this story. Poor Walnuts.