Breaking: McCain News Conference

Maverick and his wife are doing a press conference in response to the NY Times Story that rehashed old charges of ethical lapses and walked right up to the line of accusing him of having an affair with a lobbyist he may have done some favors for.

Fox News is streaming it live here.


Well, that was quick. It's all over.

"I'm very disappointed in the article. It's not true," the likely Republican presidential nominee said as his wife, Cindy, stood alongside him during a news conference called to address the matter.

McCain described the woman in question, lobbyist Vicki Iseman, as a friend.

The newspaper quoted anonymous aides as saying they had urged McCain and Iseman to stay away from each other prior to his failed presidential campaign in 2000. In its own follow-up story, The Washington Post quoted longtime aide John Weaver, who split with McCain last year, as saying he met with lobbyist Iseman and urged her to stay away from McCain.

Weaver told the Times he arranged the meeting after "a discussion among the campaign leadership" about Iseman.

McCain said he was unaware of any such conversation.

Posted by: DrewM. at 10:10 AM


1 This from the same media outlet that ignored the repeated cases of Billy Clinton doing enormous favours for his ADMITTED mistresses?
The NYT, no speck so small we cannot put it on page one! (if it's about the Republicans)

Posted by: 5Cats at February 21, 2008 10:16 AM (Knaf0)

2 The Gray Lady is a whoring tramp publishinga pathetic piece of trash.
Professional men and women conduct business. Some people are friends. Business is conducted. McCain wrote a letter as part of his job on the committee, as he saw fit. Discuss the letter's relevance with all details, NYT, not the gossip column anonymous heckles.

Posted by: maverick muse at February 21, 2008 10:29 AM (gXSl2)

3 Is McCain going to do a presser every time he gets accused of something? It's gonna be a loooong summer for him if so.

Posted by: Dr. Remulak at February 21, 2008 10:37 AM (YmPwQ)

4 Wait, are you saying that the NYT has run a hit piece on McCain that they saton all through the primaries when they were endorsing him knowing it would do maximum damage to him now that he is the presumptive nominee?
Wow, who could have seen this coming?

Posted by: JackStraw at February 21, 2008 10:38 AM (t+mja)

No irony when it is TNR that is pushing a vague, thinly sourced story huh...nope, no irony there.


I went and bought a McCain shirt and bumpersticker, just to piss off the lefty douches that surround me.

I got a "Bush is stupid" comment from a little faggot with long curly hair when I wore my BushCheney 2004 shirt. He ran up to me and said it, then ran away.

Like a little pussy.

John McCain ain't no pussy...but that wife of his...oofa, what a fox. I could get used to seeing her in the news for four years.

Posted by: Sir E Buzz Heinz-Miller-Heinz, Esq at February 21, 2008 11:01 AM (sf4Oe)

6 Well NYTs, as the saying goes--"Close, but no cigar!"

Posted by: Kasper Hauser at February 21, 2008 11:05 AM (KeOQp)

7 The Times is a partisan rag and McCain is completely unappealing which leaves me where? In limbo, where else?

Posted by: ricpic at February 21, 2008 11:07 AM (wgcEH)

8 I'm not buying it. The Times finally runs this hit piece on their favorite Republican right about the time he's short of money? Right about the time he's having trouble roping us into his corral? I guessI'm questioning the timing.
The Times may not be exactly in McCain's corner, but I don't doubt for a minute they would exploit their position as our media nemesis to help him make this horse race competitive. Remember that they really deeply love this guy for jamming stuff up our ass all these years. While they may heart Obama, they can live with four years of jamming more stuff up our butts. They're kinda gay like that.

Posted by: cringeworthy at February 21, 2008 11:08 AM (a00go)

9 Butt plugs in place....commence, plugging!

Posted by: ricpic at February 21, 2008 11:10 AM (wgcEH)

10 The NYT may be doing conservatives a blessing in disguise, forcing McCain to accomodate the conservative platform to insure our support and votes. If only McCain will swear a solemn oath to focus on CITIZEN RIGHTS vs. illegal aliens and even prioritize citizen employment immigrants, the most stubborn amongst us would no longer have a gripe. Wearing the "Conservative" badge does not mean that citizens' rightsweigh more heavily than financial incentives from big businessuponCongress that by in large mirrors Hatch of Utah's legislated delivery of jobs to legal immigrants vs. citizens of the USA. The entire union vs business with thegovernment involvement in private wages deserves a scrubdown.
McCain's strengths and innate interests are military. I would hope that this downed satellite will alsopoint his platformtowards strengthening our economy via proudly MADE IN USA machining industry. Time to reconnoiter the significance of machining made proudly by citizens in the USA.
The NYT should be broadcasting exactly where the ineffective spy satelliteparts were made, and by whom.Inquiring minds want to know.

Posted by: maverick muse at February 21, 2008 11:11 AM (gXSl2)

11 Come on guys. Are you sure this whole scandal isn't being kicked up by the McCain camp as a craven play for Democratic votes?

Posted by: Kasper Hauser at February 21, 2008 11:13 AM (KeOQp)

12 Hmmmmm, and the MSM is still in blithering, blinding, kicking-feet ignorance denial of any rumours of the Silky Pony being unfaithful. Much more to look into there I would think. Oh wait. Silk isa democrat; nothing to see here, movealong.If ignorance is bliss,main stream mediais blistered.

Posted by: Teresa at February 21, 2008 11:14 AM (N5xv1)

13 Didn't Edwards actually knock up some chippy?

And isn't Hillary rumored to be a full-blown dyke, getting to taste the sweetness of a young aide?

Where is the NYT on these subjects?

Where is Larry Flynt, that toad like douche...

Posted by: Sir E Buzz Heinz-Miller-Heinz, Esq at February 21, 2008 11:16 AM (sf4Oe)

14 The NYT is what it is. So is McCain.Get used to it. Tip of the iceberg, etc.

Posted by: Rainman at February 21, 2008 11:31 AM (igcvF)

15 How do you like your MSM friends now Johnny Mav? What, fucking over the members of your own party for 20+ years wasn't enough to make the NYT love you long time GI? How could the NYT endorese a man that they knew was so flawed - almost makes one question their competence.

Posted by: holdfast at February 21, 2008 11:44 AM (Gzb30)

16 Someone said it on another thread: this is the NYT's idea of a favor for Johnny Mac. If they hated him, they would have sat on this until July or August.
Its a nice feeling to just not give a shit about this stuff, though. Fire away, leftist MSM types. Its totally predictable and its not even raising my blood pressure cos I have zero emotional investment in the McCain candidacy.

Posted by: Fred at February 21, 2008 11:51 AM (ivbbD)

17 John Weaver. Hmmm. He's the same guy who approached Daschle's folks and started the party switch rumors, and the Kerry VP rumors too, right?

Gee, I wonder if McCain fired him last year? Gotta love those disgruntled former employees.

Posted by: funky chicken at February 21, 2008 12:14 PM (I+jPP)

18 I can't believe we have gone this long without JackM/Hugh telling us who this will help.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 21, 2008 01:28 PM (t+mja)

19 Daschle was actually sleeping every night with a lobbyist…still is, as far as I’ve heard.

Posted by: Paladin at February 21, 2008 02:06 PM (bWB5j)

20 Somebody buried the "lede" here. Maverick is in Toledo, Ohio. If he doesn't swing by and bitch-slap Mayor Carleton J. Finkbeiner, he hasn't got a hair on his thirteen-button, bell-bottom Navy ass. Can I get a booYah?
That is all.

Posted by: comatus at February 21, 2008 02:25 PM (08s19)

21 Did you guys hear about Obama? OMG, some dude in Chicago said theydid a bunch of coke together had all kinds of gay sex. Lolz

Posted by: Crack Reporter from the NYT at February 21, 2008 03:31 PM (/InkS)

22 Man, hush up. That wason the down low.

Posted by: some dude at February 21, 2008 04:31 PM (evdj2)

23 The NYT in free fall.

What they have is the Keating Affair of - 20 years ago? He helped a big supporter. Of course! Every pol does. Sometimes one won't when he fears exposure.

What else do they say?

An identified former aide and someone anonymous say McCain and the woman appeared together too much and shouldn't for political reasons. Some might decide they were having an affair. Oh, this happened 8 years ago!

I have no idea who McCain screws privately. Voters can decide who he screws publicly. I wish it were as hard to evaluate the NYT.

Posted by: K at February 21, 2008 04:39 PM (LIGtI)

24 "Someone said it on another thread: this is the NYT's idea of a favor for Johnny Mac. If they hated him, they would have sat on this until July or August."
I'm not buying this...In describing the New York Times I'd go with a modifiedDennis Green quote:They are who we thought knew they were

Posted by: adk46er at February 21, 2008 06:23 PM (1yuOD)

25 Come on fellow morons, cut out the lobbyist crap already. Lobbying is protected by the First Amendment's association and petition clause . Unless there is actual bribery, such as Cold Cash William Jefferson, D, NOLA; lay off the lobbyists.

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