The New York Times has set the blogosphere ablaze by alleging that John McCain behaved inappropriately (key ambiguous phrase) with a telecom lobbyist who is 30 years younger than he is. The relationship kindled concern among McCain supporters eight years ago, during McCain’s previous run at the presidency.
Best one-liner of the morning:
If it’s true, it would bump the Titanic for the world’s most perfect metaphor – sex with a Big Telecom lobbyist.
Weakest denial from the McCain camp:
Top McCain advisers, including his former Senate chief of staff Mark Salter, also say on the record that there was nothing inappropriate done legislatively.
Nudge-nudge, wink-wink. Then there’s this gem:
Americans are sick and tired of this kind of gutter politics.
Which arguably is true. But somehow it lacks authenticity, coming from the party which made such a fuss over President Clinton’s sex life, and gave us the verb “swift-boating”. You can safely assume that a Hillary Clinton candidacy would have given rise to a lot of gutter politics from the Republican camp.