this whole McCain does not sit well with me, there are so many issues associated with it.. first of all the timing, the NYT held onto this since last fall, now that he has the candidacy wrapped up why didn't they wait until October?? Secondly, this seems to have galvanized the Republican Party by uniting them against the big bad liberal machine, the New York Times.. Thirdly, today there are articles about how McCain has problems with the feds over his own election law reforms, is this becoming secondary to the ethics stuff?? It seems pretty Rovian to me, that this comes out, and the focus is on dropping his drawers instead of the real issue, the appearance of inpropriety ( the standard for ethics violations) in his relationship with this lobbyist. His campaign manager is an uber lobbyist.. there are too many inconsistencies, and having seen how the Righties destroyed him in 2000 it looks very suspicious. Even on Newsmax and Worldnet there is a whimper.. Rush is relatively quiet, he does not defend McCain.. instead rails against the big bad NYT and pimps himself. This is a win win for the Republican party.. their polls are up in their support of McCain.. What better way to rally the party, what better way to make him a "hero" by fighting the big bad NYT??? The longer this election cycle goes on, the more I am disenchanted with the whole process and more skeptical I become. They are all a bunch of self serving rotten bastards who do not represent any one of us, instead they represent the lobbyists.