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Tom Traubert

Applause.

MikeT

It wouldn't be the first time he let a pretty blonde distract him from the fact that he was married. Or have you not heard the story of when John met Cindy? It's a good'un.

Brian

Not that I don't feel similarly, but doesn't this rather fall into the category of the press making vague and unsupported suggestions regarding a candidate's sexual behavior? I mean, if the NYT really had the goods on McCain, then by all means nail him, but they don't seem to, do they? The way things are going right now is that it's the denial that is making news, not anything to do with the truth about the allegation. It's a lot more fun when it's being done to the other guy, but if this story ends up going nowhere, it will just be another example of the press engaging in cheap titillation in place of real coverage, and next time it'll be our guy...

Linkmeister

I grew up in a Navy family. My father was a Navy Captain, and he and Mom participated in the social whirl that involved. She tells me McCain was not well-liked among that group of senior officers (she thinks there was a sense of entitlement he projected because of his father's standing as CINCPAC), and that he had a reputation as a philanderer back then (1970s). We already know the circs of his divorce and marriage to his current wife (Arizona Republic bio).

I think you've nailed it; he's a "rules are for the other guy" type.

KC45s

To be honest, and not to forgive anything, if I had survived years being tortured by the North Vietnamese, I could see myself having a "Look, I've done enough for this country" sort of attitude, and I doubt having to eat the shit dished out by Karl Rove on behalf of a draft dodger in South Carolina would've improved my attitude any.

Again, not to forgive. And I know nothing about politics. Heck, I actually think McCain's sins are the only thing that make him interesting.

If his campaign advisors had any sense, they'd have worked the last seven years trying to humanize the guy, instead of sizing him for a saint's robe. I have a feeling that, wherever the current story goes, we ain't seen nothin' yet regarding the man. And if that's the case, his brain-trust hasn't done him a service setting him up for a fall off a mighty high pedestal. (And yeah, media favoritism or not, I think that's possible. But as I said, I know nothing about politics.)

actor212

Why does she look like Judith "Mrs Rudy!" Nathan in a cheesy blonde wig?

Judith

actor - eew - are you blind?

Demosthenes

That bit you said about coziness may be the narrative from this story that endures. The sexual aspect is a bit too vague--at least right now--for it to be at the heart of things. What it DOES do is add enough of a salacious twist that it'll keep people interested with the real problem: that McCain's principles were (apparently) available to the highest bidder.

This morning I thought that this was the end of the man, but I'm no longer convinced. I think it's more likely that this will cripple him going into the General, and that Obama will be able to use it to bludgeon him into meaty chucks.

actor212

actor - eew - are you blind?

Posted by: Judith

I only did it until I needed glasses, so no.

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