A breaking story in the New York Times is suggesting that there may have been some form of inappropriate relationship between John McCain and a Lobbyist by the name of Vicki Iseman.
McCain's campaign seems to be handling this without denying the reports, rather suggesting that this is an inappropriate topic.
Based on the New York Times reports, McCain and Vicki Iseman developed a very comfortable relationship during her lobbying efforts several years ago. The Times suggests that McCain aids felt so strongly about the potential problems that they effectively broke up the two, who they feared were having a romantic relationship.
Unfortunately for Republicans, it is not going to be easy to gloss over this type of relationship given the powerful attacks against Bill Clinton for his many dalliances which led to Clinton misleading legal authorities and impeachment proceedings which failed to remove Clinton from office but created one of the great political crises in recent history.
Who is Vicki Iseman? See her bio here
This is an old story about a man with consistent taste in women. Capt McCain talks a good talk about ethics, yada..yada..yada. Any search on the web will show him to be a much different character. 100 demerits a year at the naval academy, lack luster fighter, and for someone that says they are ambivalent to the DC insiders, he has a great track record behaving like one of them, including meeting his current wife while philandering (by his own admission of selfishness), and capitalizing on wife II’s great connections. This is a story as ancient at civilization itself, and McCain is no Archimedes; troubled son of overachieving father and grandfather and never quite able to measure up to the great accomplishments and high standards of his pedigree. It made him an angry child, an abrasive adolescent, a surely adult, a soldier ambivalent to authority, and a civil servant more known for his temper and skirt-chasing than abject accomplishments. Capt McCain is owed a debt of gratitude for his service and great sacrifice for his country. He is not owed a blank check to simply forgoe all reason and common sense in electing a public servant into the most powerful position on the planet. Here is the test: would his first wife, his father and grandfather, his CO’s of his commands, and the airmen he commanded vote for him based on his strength of character, ability to lead, and infinite patience and fortitude to lead the greatest nation in the world?
"Our character is what we do when we think no one is looking." -H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
"Many a man's reputation would not know his character if they met on the street." -Elbert Hubbard
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