Keating Connection: The Sequel

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Friday, October 10, 2008 at 12:39 pm
Cindy McCain addresses the Republican National Convention. (Wikimedia)

Cindy McCain addresses the Republican National Convention. (Wikimedia)

PHOENIX—Sen. John McCain’s wife and father-in-law continued a lucrative business partnership with disgraced financier Charles H. Keating Jr. for 11 years after the GOP presidential nominee said he ended his close friendship with Keating in March 1987.

Cindy McCain’s business partnership with Keating in a real-estate development between 1986 and 1998 netted her a tidy profit, in addition to years of significant tax benefits. Her father, who died in 2000, earned similar returns.

Illustration by: Matt Mahurin

Illustration by: Matt Mahurin

McCain’s campaign and his Senate office did not respond to repeated phone calls and emails concerning Cindy McCain’s investment with Keating. McCain and his wife file separate tax returns and signed a pre-nuptial agreement before their marriage in May 1980. Cindy McCain owns one of the nation’s largest beer distributorships, Hensley & Company.

On Monday, McCain’s attorney, John Dowd, said in a conference call with reporters that McCain was not aware of his wife’s and father-in-law’s investment with Keating at the time it was made. “John was unconnected to that and unaware of it at the time and did not participate in it,” Dowd said.

However, during the Keating Five Senate Ethics Committee hearings in 1990-91, McCain testified that he was aware of the family investment with Keating in early 1986.

Under questioning from Dowd, McCain said he learned of the investment from a Hensley & Co. executive.

“I was told …they were going to invest in a shopping center and that the investment –- the project — was being put together by a subsidiary of American Continental,” McCain told the ethics committee. “He [the executive] later told me that had happened. And I had no interest in it and just noted in passing that this investment took place.”

The GOP presidential candidate writes in one memoir that a turbulent 30-minute verbal altercation in his Senate office on March 24, 1987, ended his six-year friendship with Keating. The argument began after McCain heard from another senator that Keating had called him “a wimp.”

“We never met again,” McCain wrote in his 2002 memoir, “Worth the Fighting For.” “I never had another conversation with him.”

The rupture in their personal relationship, however, didn’t stop McCain from attending two meetings the next month with federal banking regulators at Keating’s insistence. McCain’s attendance at the April meetings nearly halted his political career. The Senate Ethics Committee, which investigated McCain’s actions on behalf of Keating, who was seeking regulatory relief for his savings and loan business, found that McCain used “poor judgment” in his dealings with Keating.

Nor did the end of McCain’s relationship with Keating affect his immediate family’s business relationship with the financier. Cindy McCain and her father, James Hensley, remained investors in the Keating real-estate partnership that included a north Phoenix shopping center. The center sold in July 1998 for $15.4 million.

Their business relationship with Keating began April 15, 1986, when the two bought an 8 percent stake in Fountain Square Associates Ltd. Partnership. Cindy McCain and her father made the $359,100 investment through Western Leasing Co., a partnership they jointly owned.

Fountain Square Associates was structured as a tax shelter for wealthy investors. Its only asset was the Phoenix shopping center, which was built by another Keating-controlled company. The shelter allowed investors to use real-estate depreciation as a tax deduction, a provision later banned by Congress.

The Fountain Square Associates’ prospectus promised investors a 37 percent annual return on their investment. Cindy McCain and Hensley were among 54 investors in the partnership, most of whom were Keating employees and associates. Western Leasing purchased six shares in the partnership, Keating bought two and most of the remaining investors one share or less. Each share sold for $59,850.

Fountain Square Associates’ general partner, which oversaw daily operations, was American Continental Resources Corp., a subsidiary of Keating’s Phoenix-based American Continental Corp. American Continental also owned Lincoln Savings & Loan, the thrift that Keating asked McCain and the four other senators to protect from regulators.

In 1989, American Continental filed for bankruptcy, leaving more than 23,000 investors holding worthless bonds. Many bondholders were elderly and thought thought their investments were insured because Keating had sold them at federally insured Lincoln Savings branches.

Keating was convicted on 73 counts of bankruptcy and wire fraud in 1993, and sentenced to 12 years in federal prison. Four years later, his conviction was overturned on a technicality. In 1999, Keating pleaded guilty to four counts of fraud and was sentenced to time served.

Despite the bankruptcy, American Continental Resources managed to keep control of the shopping center owned by Fountain Square Associates, which allowed Cindy McCain and Hensley to take advantage of its tax breaks. After the shopping center sold, McCain’s 1998 Senate financial disclosure statement reported under “unearned income” that his wife made between $100,001 and $1 million on the sale of the property. In previous years, McCain’s financial statements had valued the Fountain Square partnership at less than $1,000, generating income of less than $200.

In 1998, Cindy McCain held millions of dollars worth of assets in stocks, municipal bonds and other securities, including a partnership share worth at least $1 million in the Arizona Diamondbacks. She also had investments in two other real estate projects, each worth at least $1 million, including a master planned community in Yuma, Ariz., and 160 acres of undeveloped property in Mesa, Ariz.

The same year, Cindy McCain also owed more than $1 million to a Phoenix bank, and had more than $200,000 in loans from the family’s beer distributorship.

Sen. McCain’s only income in 1998, besides his Senate salary, was his $49,688 Navy pension. He also listed three bank accounts totaling less than $31,000. He reported no liabilities.

The Fountain Square sale generated the second largest amount of income from Cindy McCain’s array of investments in 1998, according to Sen. McCain’s financial disclosure statement. Only dividends from Cindy McCain’s investment in Hensley & Company stock, which exceeded $1 million, generated more income.

Cindy McCain’s and Hensley’s 1986 investment in Fountain Square earned the father and daughter team a nice return. Its greater value to the family, however, may have had more to do with politics than money. Their investment was made the same year that McCain was running for the Senate seat held by the retiring Barry M. Goldwater. Keating and his employees contributed more than $50,000 to McCain’s campaign, bringing their total contributions to McCain since 1982 to at least $112,000.

Comments

215 Comments

Philip
Comment posted October 10, 2008 @ 11:01 am

Wow. We, the public, are such idiots for allowing someone to lie, lie, lie, lie, lie his way out of everything. And how ironic that the so-called enemy, the mainstream media, allows him to!


Tom
Comment posted October 10, 2008 @ 12:56 pm

In the world of the GOP/mainstream media, what people Obama knows casually did 40 years ago is so much more important than scandals McCain was involved in 20 years ago and still now.


tbs
Comment posted October 10, 2008 @ 2:12 pm

Tom -
I curious to know why you feel that a connection Obama had 40 years ago (by the way that would have made him only 8 years old) is SO MUCH MORE IMPORTANT than an associations McCain had just 20 years ago.

I would just like to know how you split this hair?


chaz
Comment posted October 10, 2008 @ 2:14 pm

MMMMM guilt by association???? What did he know, and when did he know it ? His wife and daddy inlaw continued business relationship with this crook????? Star of Keating five?????


BarackMarley
Comment posted October 10, 2008 @ 2:24 pm

What about the fact that she stole drugs from her own charity that were supposed to go to suffering Africans.

Read About it Here
http://newsone.blackplanet.com/elections/cindy-…


landlocked
Comment posted October 10, 2008 @ 2:26 pm

http://www.opensecrets.org/news/2008/09/the-kea…

Individuals at a law firm founded by Charles H. Keating, Jr., who symbolized how political influence contributed to the collapse of savings and loans in the 1980s, have bundled at least $50,000 to John McCain's presidential campaign since June, the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics has calculated, making the Cincinnati-based firm McCain's sixth-largest contributor during that period.


Michael McNally
Comment posted October 10, 2008 @ 2:30 pm

Why did McSleaze find it necessary to report his Sugar Momma's ' finances then, but not now?


Chuckewe
Comment posted October 10, 2008 @ 2:35 pm

More real relevant information we'll never hear from the once straight talk express, now known as the

“HATE TALK EXPRESS”

Keep stoking those flames of hate so the media reports nothing else.

How sad the MSM and cable outlets have become free advertising for “THE HATE TALK EXPRESS”.


mtobias
Comment posted October 10, 2008 @ 2:39 pm

I think that the important question is “What did McCain learn from the Keating Five?”

He clearly did not learn that deregulation of the S&L industry which cost thousands their savings and pensions was a bad thing.

He clearly did not learn that deregulation of the Finance Industry which is costing millions their 401k and pensions and savings, is a bad thing.

He has even found ways to cheat his own Campaign Finance Reform.

How can we reward a man who was unable to learn a thing from what he has described as “his most horrible personal event”?

I say we defeat McCain in 2008.


Sharon G
Comment posted October 10, 2008 @ 2:43 pm

WOW……..Cindy hanging around a domestic terrorist. Her husband the same. TSK TSK. Who is this John Sydney McCain? Why doesn't he straight talk the voters about all his scandalous friends?


scadabout
Comment posted October 10, 2008 @ 2:50 pm

Thieves and liars, there are no other words to describe the McCains. These are the creeps that we loose our retirements to. here is the reason we can't have health care.


lydia
Comment posted October 10, 2008 @ 2:58 pm

The McCains are blatant liars. Rather than come clean to the American voters and let the people decide (as he ask of Obama) they continue to circumvent the rules and obfuscate any scrutiny of their illicit dealings.
Ayers might have been an unhappy and disgruntled young man but he has turned his life around and is a valued member of the community and is a distinguished Professor. He was never convicted on any of the charges yet Charles Keating the McCain's personal friend and confidant was convicted on 73 counts and was sent to prison.
As the World as we know it comes crashing down as a result of the financial debacle bought about by the Ruthugs and their greed and dishonesty their only audience is amongst the 'Joe six packs' ! Alas even the 'Joe six packs' seeks knowledge and better future that neither Palin nor McSame can offer.


e forest
Comment posted October 10, 2008 @ 3:01 pm

THEY SURE KNOW HOW TO GET AROUND REGULATIONS AND HOW TO WORK THE TAX SYSTEM . ANY WONDER THE MEMBERS OF SENATE AND CONGRESS ARE MOSTLY VERY WEALTHY .
ITS EASY TO SEE WHY MC CAIN IS FIGHTING FOR HIS PLACE IN THE TOP JOB. HIS INTEREST IS NOT THE PEOPLE OF AMERICA ITS HIMSELF AND HIS SAFETY IN AN UNSAFE WORLD.


Tyme4change 2008
Comment posted October 10, 2008 @ 3:03 pm

The McCains and Palin are bullies whom would stop at nothing to try take of the country that suffered from military and financial wounds. Republicans continues kick its American citizens down when we're really hurting. America it time to change this thing. It time to make history and turn a page from the old ways. Obama/Biden 2008


DR
Comment posted October 10, 2008 @ 3:06 pm

Let's not forget McCain's tight relationships with other terrorists, such as G. Gordon Liddy (who planned the bombing of the Brookings Institution, and advocated the murder of BATF agents).


Tyme4change 2008
Comment posted October 10, 2008 @ 3:07 pm

This is the HATE TALK EXPRESS that's exactly what is. Your words exactly. The straight talk went right under the bus with everything else. Nothing but lies, hatred, deceit. Sarah Palin is a hate talker without expression.


claudia
Comment posted October 10, 2008 @ 3:07 pm

well , well, well .you never see smoke with out fire , he live with is wie and claim that he did not know ,but he expect obama must know about some one he was sitting on a board with .o.k.this need to be investigated .so much skelington in his closset. lets hear what he will say.


Bill Hodes
Comment posted October 10, 2008 @ 3:14 pm

All I have to say is that the McCain's and the Palin's do not represent the American people. They represent themselves and their rich cronies, period.


CBates
Comment posted October 10, 2008 @ 3:14 pm

Duplicity is a mother and we allow this double dealing in our leadership. We should be in the mess we are in because those we elect are fraudulent persons to begin. I hope if Barack is elected he will not fall prey to the folks out there wanting to make more money than what it takes to live a decent life. Being rich is not all it is cracked up to be and not only that if you loose your soul to gain the world then what have you. Currently you have a broken world. God help us in the name of my savior Jesus Christ.


cozgold
Comment posted October 10, 2008 @ 3:18 pm

This is trhe way “Capitalists” behave, when in financial trouble is to become social recipiant help from ythe money provided by the working class. Capitalists depending on socialism, however it does not work the other way , when socialists look for capitalists foe financial help.

Those in the know of how this works can continually profit with the same methode, The morer they steal, the more they cheat and lie!!!


RayFace
Comment posted October 10, 2008 @ 3:18 pm

why won't the media talk about this, this would be good material beacuse it is more relevant to what happening right now in America, economy is bad and it is because of the John Insane in the membrane Mccain.


Bill Hodes
Comment posted October 10, 2008 @ 3:18 pm

Lydia, you've just written what I've been thinking for the last several months. Thank you.

What I do not understand is why the reporters in the media NEVER mention the fact that ALL charges were dropped against Bill Ayers in the 1970s! And that Bill Ayers is a Distingushed Professor who does everything he can to help Americans in need. Do you think Keating (and the McCains and Palins) help Americans in need? Hell NO they don't. They help themselves and they are greedy bastards.


Bill Hodes
Comment posted October 10, 2008 @ 3:21 pm

I think Cindy is still hooked on drugs. Look at her. She looks like a zombie. Listen to the way she speaks. She sounds higher than a kite to me.


Claudia
Comment posted October 10, 2008 @ 3:21 pm

Gee…considering the circumstances….I would consider him an economic terrorist. with perks.


Marie
Comment posted October 10, 2008 @ 3:23 pm

I'm so glad that you brought up the “free advertising” point for “THE HATE TALK EXPRESS”. They did it when Bush was running and their doing it again. The McCain's and Palin's plenty of their own dirty laundry to clean. They think that they are so brave going out on the campaign trail and bashing Obama, but when it comes to a one on one with Obama or anyone else, their cowards. Palin nor McCain can look anyone in the face and tell the truth. It's easy for anyone to stand in front of a crowd of people you don't see every day and act like your tough. They should really investigate the McCains and PUT THAT ON THE NEWS FOR A CHANGE. Look at where this Country is now because of Republicans. Can any of you afford to lose anymore?


Claudia
Comment posted October 10, 2008 @ 3:26 pm

There are no atheists in foxholes and there are no free marketers in a deep recession.

Tighten the standards….raise the bar…toughen the stakes and lets see who's left standing. The cream will then be free to come to the top. Time to thin the herd.


jiml1956
Comment posted October 10, 2008 @ 3:26 pm

Don't forget that cindy's dad was convicted on federal charges and “allegedly” had ties to the mob.

http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/2000-02-17/news/…


Bill Hodes
Comment posted October 10, 2008 @ 3:28 pm

Heck, what I'd like to know is why no one is talking about Sarah and Todd Palin's CURRENT associations with the anti-American, anti-government group the Alaskan Independence Party (AIP).

Sarah Palin addressed the AIP convention only a couple of months ago and said “I share your values” and “keep up the good work” -I wonder what she meant???

The AIP founder was murdered in a explosives deal gone bad. I'd call that domestic terrorism, wouldn't you?


Bill Hodes
Comment posted October 10, 2008 @ 3:33 pm

If the McCains and Palins applied their own guilt by association criteria to themselves they'd have to step down and revoke their ticket. Niether are fit for office. They both have ill-temperment. They both are corrupt. They both have ties to domestic terrorists.


caligram
Comment posted October 10, 2008 @ 3:35 pm

Honor among thieves? There is probably much more that we don't know about McCain's “piggy bank” funds. Money buys silence, as well as “endorsements” from well-heeled “friends”.


NC WILL GO FOR OBAMA!
Comment posted October 10, 2008 @ 3:42 pm

Because the media is scared. They don't want to be labeled as an Obama lover while proving facts. Haven't you noticed everytime they bring up something McCain lied about they'll say but also Obama misquoted McCain.
They are scared just as they were when they was getting attacked for going after Bush for facts. If the media would have done their jobs we wouldn't even be in Iraq.


NC WILL GO FOR OBAMA!
Comment posted October 10, 2008 @ 3:45 pm

My question is why doesn't the media talk about Cindy half sisters that she kicked out of the will and shut down all of their credit cards. Her half sister's mom was married to her mother first and then their father cheated on her with Cindy's mom.
Cindy always says she is the only child. She lied even when she was talking to a christian channel talking about being the only child.
She cut off all of her sister credit cards and her nephew's too after their father died. She didn't give them anything.
By the way has anyone noticed that she acts like she is too good to shake supporters hands.


RAY
Comment posted October 10, 2008 @ 3:50 pm

I DIDNT SEE THIS IN THAT PUFF STORY ON MRS MCCAIN….THAT RIGHTOUS PERSON,,,THEY MAKE THE PERFECT STANDARD PHONY COUPLE RAY


madron
Comment posted October 10, 2008 @ 3:54 pm

McCain is the worst kind of slime. A person who believes that they are not subject to the rules that govern the rest of us. Honor, virtue and morality are only words that are used to cloak their deceitful nature. And failing that, they just start chanting “USA”.


TaylorRay
Comment posted October 10, 2008 @ 4:01 pm

So I'm guessing we won't be surprised to find that Cindy was at the AIG spa retreat where thousands of taxpayer dollars were spent, coming after OUR bailout?

Cindy's wedding vows: I take thee….for better or worse, for richer (snicker….that's me!) for poorer and for every opportunity your Senate position might give me to add even more money to my family's coffers.

Senator, don't let the door hit you on the way out of the house when you've lost the election and Cindy moves on.


sharonb
Comment posted October 10, 2008 @ 4:19 pm

I don't resent Cindy for being rich, it's not her fault. And I have no doubts that she has done generous and wonderful things for children all over the world. But her financials do matter. She has made angry and hateful statements against Barack Obama and if she's going to have power in the next administration (and she will if Sen. McCain wins, wives like Cindy are powerful people), then let's look at this sort of thing very seriously. Also, I looked at her recently revealed tax return and note that she received a foreign tax credit of $8500+ which means that she paid tax to foreign governments and received a credit on her US return for it (so that the earnings aren't double taxed) Which countries is she paying tax to? Where is her money?


kris
Comment posted October 10, 2008 @ 4:23 pm

Cindy Mc Cain is very fortunate to be an “beer heiress” and super wealthy. But she has never educated herself in real economical,moral etc.issues or done nothing except a wife with children and money.
Sarah Palin comes from the “woods” and has no idea how the rest of American working class make it ,everyday living,working,kids,single parenting,etc is hebrew to her.She knows what “moos” eats and when to hunt them.

Mrs Michelle Obama has a law degree from Harward law school and she attended Princton as well she did it on her own without “rich daddY”. I have so much respect for Michelle Obama. She will make a fine first lady to this country and we can be proud of our President Senator Obama and his first lady Michelle Obama! Please don't be fooled by Mc Cain's and Palin's dirty politics. It is disgraceful.


MsMadame
Comment posted October 10, 2008 @ 4:35 pm

Is Cindy stealing and using drugs again?


MsMadame
Comment posted October 10, 2008 @ 4:38 pm

Cruella DeVille should mind her stepford wife business and keep one of her snake eyes on Palin. Sarah just may wink at McCain one time too many . Ala, Carol.


jiml1956
Comment posted October 10, 2008 @ 4:50 pm

Cindy's childhood certainly was interesting. Who goes to prison next, my Dad or my Uncle Gene?

http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/2000-02-17/news/…


D.
Comment posted October 10, 2008 @ 4:55 pm

She looks like a freaking vampire? She scares me.


la verdad
Comment posted October 10, 2008 @ 5:13 pm

Nicely said. We could use some real class in that White House after eight years of desecration.


kris
Comment posted October 10, 2008 @ 5:39 pm

This is scary what happens to the people whom “have it all” and if they now loose the election and the “power” they so much wanted it to have because after all that is the only thing “they don't have” and that power will come with the territory of becoming the next President of United States and the First Lady???? Frankly Cindy Mc Cain nor John Mc Cain do not deserve such a power nor privalege because it will be miss magaget and waisted to wrong and harmful ideas.They are not for American people. Senator Obama and Mrs Michelle Obama are.


truthseeker
Comment posted October 10, 2008 @ 6:00 pm

Even though I am a supporter of Senator Obama, I must say that Cindy's behavior this week has been despicable. Doesn't she know her behavior is not only unlady like but definitely doesn't represent that of a “First Lady!”


Africian Jade
Comment posted October 10, 2008 @ 6:12 pm

FYI, Cindy also has another half-sister by the name of Dixie Burd, who is Cindy's mother Marguerite
first child from a prior relationship.
http://www.wikipedia.com


sarahlannie
Comment posted October 10, 2008 @ 6:13 pm

On Monday, McCain’s attorney, John Dowd, said in a conference call with reporters that McCain was not aware of his wife’s and father-in-law’s investment with Keating at the time it was made.

11 Years, and a husband does not know of his wife's investment with a man who could have derail his career? What kind of a marriage is this? No wonder they seemed so distant from each other after the second debate. Did anyone see that fake hug between the two after the debate?


whatt
Comment posted October 10, 2008 @ 6:28 pm

ncobama you are so right, why wouldn't the msm talk about how bad their rallies were becoming. because they are afraid of the black man


fabulosity
Comment posted October 10, 2008 @ 6:30 pm

and the Republican campaign wants to harp on the Ayers relationship endlessly. I mean what's the point. What really matters is getting a solution that is going to help our economy for ALL mankind not a bail out for the Rich.. Its Absurd!


TXfemmom
Comment posted October 10, 2008 @ 6:37 pm

It is disgusting that Cindy and her father continued on with this, when Keating was and is a convicted thief. They have no shame and this should be front page news.


rich
Comment posted October 10, 2008 @ 6:41 pm

Gold old Cindy, anything for money.


TXfemmom
Comment posted October 10, 2008 @ 6:45 pm

As someone who had extensive experience and training in spotting drug dependence and other problems, as I was a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist for 26 years and an Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Cindy looks like someone who uses drugs. Her pictures from the eighties and early nineties show a woman with curves, and a normal, but slim physique. However, now, she claims to have “sprained” her wrist by shaking hands, and she is so thin. We had this saying, as in I have never, ever seen a fat junky.

She lacks any coloring, is drawn, stiff, her eyes dart around, and then she has this fragile physique. I would love to be able to get a close look at her and just a couple of minutes to really observe her. My students used to laugh, as I would be able to speak to a patient, observe them for a few minutes, see how they answered questions, and then be able to tell them what they would find on their lab work. It always stunned them.


mary
Comment posted October 10, 2008 @ 7:17 pm

where is ken starr when he is needed????


John Proctor
Comment posted October 10, 2008 @ 7:18 pm

cindy is a liar. Not only that, but the little trick she pulled with O not funding her son was perhaps the lowest point of the McCain campaign who does not distinguishes policy attacks from personal/family attacks. I mean, who's next? The obama daughters? it is shameful, my friends, shameful what SOME in th Republican party are capable of doingwhen they know they are about to LOSE!


rosemary
Comment posted October 10, 2008 @ 7:25 pm

I am not religious in any way but I do remember from my childhood religious schooling a piece in
the bible that says something to the effect, “Thee who are without sin cast the first stone” The bible
was talking about the stoning of a woman who had committed adultery. What happened to the man
who did the same? I remember. Those Bible folk have a double standard.
McCain has thrown mud and he should expect to get mud slammed slap in the his face for his transgressions.
I can see why McCain fought so hard for deregulation of the markets. He was protecting his wifey pooh's interests so he could go home at night and live good. What a complete sham he is.


kingpin
Comment posted October 10, 2008 @ 7:31 pm

They don't call her Queen Tut for nothing!


ScottPruden
Comment posted October 10, 2008 @ 7:33 pm

WOW,
Have another Oxycontin, Cindy!!!!


Bob
Comment posted October 10, 2008 @ 7:38 pm

I want to know how it is that Keating even had the resources to engage in such activity after costing the taxpayers billions. How is it possible?


rosemary
Comment posted October 10, 2008 @ 7:39 pm

Sarah is in deep you know what. Her creditability, if she had any, went out the window with the
Alaska Abuse of Power report. McCain's judgment is in serious question because he chose
a VP running mate under investigation then tried to suppress that investigation because he
didn't vet her at all. My friends, McCain is for himself and only for himself. Sarah is for herself and
only for herself. He thought that choosing a corrupt government official would work for him and
his agenda. That is right. She will do anything and I mean anything to climb the political ladder.
Cindy McCain could easily just dump the old fart. It would serve him right after what he did to his
first wife. He needs mental care after all those years as a POW. He most certainly doesn't deserve the presidency of the USA.


les
Comment posted October 10, 2008 @ 7:42 pm

nice to know that mccain ended his association with keating because he was called a wimp……..some people might have thought he broke it off for some silly thing like honesty and integrity


rosemary
Comment posted October 10, 2008 @ 7:57 pm

I agree with you completely. Cindy is a confessed thief and a drug addict. Her husband was
as a US Senator brought on the carpet by the Senate for his dealings with the Keating5.
They are relying completely on the ignorance of their supporters and feeding those supports
lie on top of lie on top of lie. Not only that, but they are spewing hate and violence. If their supporters represent the a huge part of population than we as a country deserve to go down. Our beautiful country is coming close to just a foot note in history as a failed experiment in societies.
When Cindy McCain finally opened her mouth, we heard nothing but slander and hate. Go home
Cindy and relax. Hopefully you will not lose all your wealth in the stock market. If you do lose everything then you can join the poor unfortunate masses. Then I may wish to hear from you.


Lynn
Comment posted October 10, 2008 @ 8:02 pm

Jim Hensley derived his business success from his relationship with Kemper Marley, whose name is most commonly associated with the car bomb that killed investigative report Don Bolles. From this background, someone expects business ethics to blossom like a rose?


ron
Comment posted October 10, 2008 @ 8:03 pm

McCain/Palin is quite the group of hypocrites. How can people vote for them? (And I have a LOT of my relatives doing that)


Margo Himes
Comment posted October 10, 2008 @ 8:08 pm

Pleased to see that John Dougherty continues to excel at fact laden, incisive journalism. Great piece!


rosemary
Comment posted October 10, 2008 @ 8:17 pm

Our government is like the “mob”. Do as I say or you are dead meat. Cross me and you are
gone. Squeal on me and you will feed the fishes. The government learned a lot when they
investigated the Mafia. These are clearly the tactics the present administration has used. I
will not include everyone in office with this verdict but most of them. They should be fish food.
To me Obama is fresh. Not too tainted for years in office. He is fresh enough, smart enough and
he has lived what most countrymen have lived. He is empathetic to the peoples needs. When he
is elected, I pray that the secret service protects him with the same zeal they protected the present
occupant of the White House. Bush was so bad that we couldn't rely on a foreign entity or the mob to do him in. He managed to do to our country what no war, attack or nuclear bomb could do. He has destroyed our country. BinLadin really didn't have to lift a finger.


Peter
Comment posted October 10, 2008 @ 8:23 pm

Ouch !!! This one is going to leave a mark.


audrey85
Comment posted October 10, 2008 @ 8:25 pm

I guess the prenup included friends too!


celebrate72403
Comment posted October 10, 2008 @ 9:13 pm

This is unbelievable. What was the McCain camp thinking when they decided to go so over the line in attack aids. So out of touch that they could not see the forest for the trees, that they opened the door for every thing to be on the table and fair game is unfortunate.


tovangar2
Comment posted October 10, 2008 @ 9:24 pm

A pox on these people


kingfish
Comment posted October 10, 2008 @ 9:24 pm

Interesting? Then look into where the Hensley family got their Budweiser distributorship. It was given to her father by a mobster who he did a 1 year jolt in prison for without testifying against him.


Dennis D Degenhardt
Comment posted October 10, 2008 @ 9:32 pm

How can someone living in a marital property state claim they have nothing to do with their spouse's finances. In addition, how can someone like McCain not know what his wife does, don't they talk? So what kind of president would that be?


keira
Comment posted October 10, 2008 @ 9:33 pm

So they are married? but don't know who the other one is doing business with? Really? What kind of marriage(partnership) is that?


Mark
Comment posted October 10, 2008 @ 9:53 pm

I am definitely going to send this link to Elisabeth on “The View”. Since she is all about how past associates are important in making a case about the character of an individual. So, here is one more to add to John McCain's list of questionable associates and his denials.


jusm2
Comment posted October 10, 2008 @ 10:03 pm

I will definitely forward this article to Elisabeth Hasselbeck of “The View.” Since she thinks that all of one's past associations are testimony to the character of an individual I want her to add this to the list of John McCain's questionable associations from the past.


M
Comment posted October 10, 2008 @ 10:15 pm

To be fair to Cindy McCain, why should she let him get involved in business affairs? He was/is a career bureaucrat?


JJB
Comment posted October 10, 2008 @ 10:15 pm

The rupture in their personal relationship, however, didn’t stop McCain from attending two meetings the next month with federal banking regulators at Keating’s insistence. McCain’s attendance at the April meetings nearly halted his political career. The Senate Ethics Committee, which investigated McCain’s actions on behalf of Keating, who was seeking regulatory relief for his savings and loan business, found that McCain used “poor judgment” in his dealings with Keating.
POOR JUDGEMENT,that is what Obama said about Rezko, but McCain was having no part of that, hmm, guess he needs to be reminded


JJB
Comment posted October 10, 2008 @ 10:17 pm

Good for you, send her this link also on Sarah's good radical Right wing pals.

http://www.salon.com/news/feature/2008/10/10/pa…


LittleRabbit
Comment posted October 10, 2008 @ 10:47 pm

It's too bad there is such a double standard coming out in this campaign. Obama was 8 when Ayers did his thiing and now Palin/McCain say they are palling around? What about Cindy and Daddy and Keating? Cindy and Sarah need to observe Michelle Obama and learn. She has risen above the whole mess, is not unkind in her comments and has a brain of her own on top of that. Cindy, time to be quiet unless your past is absolutely perfect. You'll never hear an unkind word from the Obamas, but there are others who are tired of your blond duplicity.


Howard Ordo
Comment posted October 10, 2008 @ 11:15 pm

This man, McCain escaped prison because noone would sentence him because of his being a POW> real qualifications to be president. Putin is now rattling swords! If McCain would die in office could have her for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, whichever he preferred! HE WOULD EAT HER ALIVE!!!


jusm2
Comment posted October 10, 2008 @ 11:22 pm

Thanks JJB, I am on it.


mrbuddy
Comment posted October 10, 2008 @ 11:37 pm

Dear Ones–I am an Obama supporter::How do we get all of this Blog published::Wonder if NewsWeek would be interested??


mrbuddy
Comment posted October 10, 2008 @ 11:42 pm

Dear TX I'm an old ER nurse–I wondered what was under the wrist splint??Popular spot to shoot–then I wondered did her PTSD husband hurt her!!I am sure he has a temper: But I think she needs to get him onto Aricept!!


mrbuddy
Comment posted October 10, 2008 @ 11:47 pm

Dear Kris–Oh no you are wrong–she runs to the missions in Africa in the name of Saddleback–I'm sure all for vacation and a tax deduction. She does nothing for the women of Africa–to provide them with birth control, and raise their self esteem. Because she is PRO LIFE!! Oprah is so much more with her projects–Oprah zeroes to the need of the person. How do we get this Blog to Letterman!!


gail
Comment posted October 10, 2008 @ 11:51 pm

I cannot believe that when this campaign began I thought I liked McCain. I am a Democrat but had always respected him. But facing loss, he has descended into a groveling weanie — an embarrassing caricature of the man America thought he was. Let's make it a landslide for Obama, America, and then watch the Republican party disintegrate. Goodbye and good riddance to the party that brought us fearmongering, hatred, hypocrisy and George W. Bush – not to mention a Depression!


mrbuddy
Comment posted October 10, 2008 @ 11:53 pm

That is all OK Rev Rick loves them–maybe they steal in the name of the Lord!!She has broken all ties with her siblings–I guess all the kids weren't invited to the money making party with daddy! She made sure they got nothing from his will??Great sister–her family are voting for Obama–tells me alot!!


mrbuddy
Comment posted October 10, 2008 @ 11:56 pm

that is because her wrist was hurt?? from shaking hands too much–poor dear!


Dez
Comment posted October 11, 2008 @ 1:06 am

This is a fundamental issue about “HISTORICAL TIES”
The Republicans are complaining about Obamas “TIES” with a person who had a shady past who was brought to justice.

The Democrats (who haven’t even brought up this issue with Cindy McCain & Charles Keating JR — YET), will showcase this issue on McCains “TIES” with a person who had a shad past who was brought to justice.

It’s not about Racism, it’s not about Negativity.

The issue is about Historical Ties during a specified period of time.
People are not understanding that we cannot change the past. However, we need to look towards what can we CHANGE TODAY, to prepare for a better tomorrow.
The PROBLEM: How to get people to TRUST again, & NOT take advantage of situations for their own personal gain. At the end of the day, this issue with Cindy McCain & her connection with Keating was about MONEY. Plain & simple. A relationship that was in her best interests at a specified period of time. Not whether it was bad or good, but, how much MONEY for their own self interest.

Who will diasgrees with me on this?


Larry
Comment posted October 11, 2008 @ 2:54 am

i would rather have a President who had a relationship with a reformed 60's terrorist then a relationship with a Saving and Loan scandal Leader, who is now a convicted felon


Ray
Comment posted October 11, 2008 @ 3:03 am

Having Sarah Palin in as VP is like having a mini Dick Cheney in the administration, she has proved that she is a liar, she can abuse power with the best of them and she is an attack dog.

Cindy McCain, is the second attack dog John McCain has now because she has no idea what she barks out of her mouth.

This is extremely dangerous for the country when you have a bunch of crooks leading it. Look at the Bush administration, they did the same and our grandchildren are going to pay for it. With the McCain/Palin ticket who is going to pay for their mistakes?


Lizzy
Comment posted October 11, 2008 @ 4:05 am

Living in a neighborhood with an old hippie with a wild but distant past is kind of different from being disgraced in the Senate and then continuing to associate with a felon to make money. In secret.

No comparison at all.

All we see from John McCain is greed, for money, for power, and I have to wonder if it isn't Cindy's greed that drives this. She found a likely prospect to marry, bought him into the Senate, then she wants to be First Lady.

Today Mr McCain slipped up and acted like a decent man; I keep wondering who's in there and how can he be played into the stupid things he does. If Keating was about Cindy pulling down more millions, what is the fascist rally business? Mrs Palin loves playing Pinochet, but she was picked for being the mean high school popular girl. Troopergate underscores her childish viciousness. Did Cindy understand her and push that choice? Few men understand the really vast ability of some women to bully with words but Mrs McCain would understand it. And why dirty her own hands with it before she became The First Lady?
One just wonders about things. Cindy wouldn't be the first ambitious woman who picked out a husband to get her there. Back in the day, that was the only option for women.


Loosh
Comment posted October 11, 2008 @ 4:18 am

Democratic special counsel to the committee investigating McCain in Keating 5 said McCain did nothing wrong. The Commiteee said we agree but for political reasons we must go after him. Love those honest Dems!!


Leona
Comment posted October 11, 2008 @ 5:28 am

Let's see….man who “pals around” with a guy that used to be involved in the 60's terrorist movement but now is a professor and works on charitys……guy and his wife who “pal around” with convicted crooks for fun and profit .


nihil
Comment posted October 11, 2008 @ 5:38 am

McCain is a liar and a cheat. He conspired with his wife to cheat the government out of taxes, and then lied about it. He is also a confessed traitor for the propaganda films he made (under threat of torture) for the North Vietnamese. They gave aid and comfort to the enemy during time of war. There are the requisite number of witnesses. I believe he is dangerously deranged and will have a complete breakdown in the next few months.


keith52
Comment posted October 11, 2008 @ 6:01 am

Not true. At the very least he was told he excersized poor judgement. Got a slap on the hand. He took the money from Keating. He did talk to people to get them to back off of Lincoln S&L. He would still have the money if he didn't get caught. This is a pattern with McCain. Dishonest until he is caught. Not POTUS material.


nihil
Comment posted October 11, 2008 @ 6:06 am

They live apart 5 days a week when Congress is in session., except when he doesn't want to make that awful trip, or is running for something.
A drug addict (possibly recovering), she suffered a stroke from which she recovered, but strokes (bleeding in the brain) inevitably damage intellect. This is a geriatric disease. She had it 30 or 40 years too early. Her intellectual deficiencies may be the reason McCain goes mad every time things are not exactly to his specifications. His lucky charms suggest a magical disorder. He is compulsive and has severe anger management problems. His frequent outbursts of cursing other senators (especially Republicans) and his wive, indicate an incurable naval captain syndrome. He is long retired on full disability (which means a total incapacity to work at any gainful employment). He is healthy enough to ride horses and jetski with foreign politicians. He has defrauded the government of millions, while brain-damaged Iraq veterans are often unable to get a full disability rating even though they cannot even take care of their own personal needs. He is a disgrace to all wounded veterans..


nihil
Comment posted October 11, 2008 @ 6:09 am

He worked for her father's company as P.R. for a beer distributor ship. How difficult is it for an ex-sailor to flack beer? As for crooked investment, she can pick her own, and doesn't need him.


Zeya
Comment posted October 11, 2008 @ 6:09 am

You're absolutely right. The McCains are a couple of crooks should be run out of Washington. Their behavior during this presidential campaign confirms that they're classless and completely crazy!


nihil
Comment posted October 11, 2008 @ 6:11 am

I would get some new relatives, if I were you.


Jan
Comment posted October 11, 2008 @ 6:14 am

The American voter needs to see this. John and Cindy are a big part of what has gone wrong in OUR country. There are rules for the fat cats and then there are rules for us little guys. John and Cindy have taken every advantage of the special rules they play under as being great big fat kitties. John and Cindy have proven their whole life they don't care about the little guy or main street they only care about the big guys and have done all they can to protect themselves and their friends. John and Cindy have never played by the rules, so why would anyone really believe they would do so now.


nihil
Comment posted October 11, 2008 @ 6:19 am

Birds od a feather, you know. Cindy's father was convicted for conspiracy for covering up mobster boss Marley who rewarded him with the Bud distributorship which Cindy stole, along with almost everything else from her half sisters share of the old man's ill-gotten gains. A quartet of real crooks!


OroLee
Comment posted October 11, 2008 @ 6:33 am

“The shelter allowed investors to use real-estate depreciation as a tax deduction, a provision later banned by Congress.”

How did John McCain vote?


kw
Comment posted October 11, 2008 @ 7:03 am

Why isn't THIS getting talked about on the tv news channels? The McCains are SO indignant that somehow Obama (???) has been leading a “nasty” campaign (her word). Why is this stuff only reported in places like this online?


Gail
Comment posted October 11, 2008 @ 7:14 am

Am I reading this correctly? It seems that the IRS might want to look into Cindy McCain's tax liabilities.


TXfemmom
Comment posted October 11, 2008 @ 7:50 am

The Walkers, the Bushes, Cindy's parents. Man, all a bunch of crooks.

In a message dated 10/11/2008 8:20:12 A.M. Central Daylight Time,
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Patricia Baker
Comment posted October 11, 2008 @ 8:16 am

Any woman who wears a $350,000 Oscar de Renta dress at an election campaign ruffles me up alot. It shows the blantant arrogance of not regarding the poor down here. Why wasn't this investigated months ago? Now McCain/ Palin come up with this new garbage on Obama?? A little light is shining like a flashlight & tit only shows their greed. I'm sick of rich people running for politics. No wonder Cindy stayed out of the limelight/ not revealing her taxes. It's never enough!


BARDOSTATE
Comment posted October 11, 2008 @ 8:29 am

THE BELTWAY NOW SHALL BE CALLED THE GELTWAY

SEEMS LIKE EVERYONE IN WASHINGTON HAS THEIR HANDS IN SOMEONES POCKET

HOW CAN WE TRUST OUR LEADERS?

WHEN OUR LEADERS ARE CORRUPT!

FROM THE BOTTOM TO THE TOP


alreadyfamous
Comment posted October 11, 2008 @ 8:47 am

Corruption, lies, deceit, and hypocrisy seem to thread through the entire republican party. it really astounds me. it feels like they are a cult preaching purity and excellence and they are the most perverse group of individuals. i am astounded that McCain actually has the nerve to campaign under a banner call “country first”.

he will do anything to get himself into the whitehouse. like obama said in a nice way, McCain is erratic.

to me he is just dizzy and desperate and its showing.


BARDOSTATE
Comment posted October 11, 2008 @ 8:50 am

HOW ABOUT STARTING FROM SCRATCH

BRAVE NEW BETTER THAN NEW WORLD

WHERE EVERYTHING IS MADE HERE IN THE U.S.A.

WHERE POLITICIAN IS NOT SYNONYMOUS WITH CROOK

WHERE GREED IS`JUST A WORD

AND TRUST IS A GIVEN

IF ONLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Peter
Comment posted October 11, 2008 @ 8:52 am

Why is Cindy McCain “palling around” convicted felons?

Oh, it was just a business partnership to add to her $100 million fortune.

I guess it does'nt matter who you 'partner-up' with, a woman has to put food on the table, right?

Cindy, it's OK to criticize and 'throw stones” at Barack, because nobody is watching.


BARDOSTATE
Comment posted October 11, 2008 @ 9:06 am

i agree, the right seems holier then usual this time around. The Democrats are more socialistic.
what have they done to our country? we be in trouble!

McCain looks like a trol up there on the stage. the bottleblond can smell the oval office she wants it so
badly.

OH WELL


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JB
Comment posted October 11, 2008 @ 9:23 am

And no one talks about Cindy and her father's connection to organized crime! Her father, Jim Hensley, was a convicted felon that worked for Kemper Marley. Jim was rewarded the beer distributorship by Kemper Marley after he was convicted of money laundering and fraud to protect Marley in the early 1950's. It was Kemper Marley and friends who bankrolled John when he first ran for office.


Bill Jones
Comment posted October 11, 2008 @ 9:31 am

Yeah Right..is that what they call it?
The rightwing mantra…
I call it crooks and cronies


Anonymous
Comment posted October 11, 2008 @ 2:52 pm

He has been so volatile I wouldn’t be surprised if he twisted her wrist. I
still think she looks like she is on drugs…the skin, her thinness, the lack
of expression at times, all seem like someone who getting everything they
need from narcotics. On the other hand, maybe she is bulemic or anorexic,
which could be helped along by a nice drug cocktail.

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Justice
Comment posted October 11, 2008 @ 10:10 am

Where is the convictions of Domestic Terrroist who are raping the USA working class. Keating and all the Executives and Politician who are allowing the economy to be destroyed by corrupt and lack of Government oversite. Indite all these people who are raping and destroying the USA that once was respected even when we made mistakes world wide.

Keating and his cronies plus McCain and Cindy need to be held accountable… Fact (Cindy McCain by more then a passing association and that other one… John do you have more then a passing relationship with your wife?) …. MY FRIENDS MY FRIENDS

If you want my vote stop the negative Ad’s, the lies and misrepresentation of association.
Show me the results of the negative aspects of any relationship and association and demonstrate it in a way that is fair and you may get my VOTE!

Be very careful that in doing so you do not open doors to your life that can be distorted as you and your team ahve done to Obama.

State the facts and only the facts and do not distort them, offer sound bites, and spin them with false associations that the only proof is that you want it to be something that benefits you. Lets show what honorable men and women do, be honest with a pride of self and country that is the lighthouse for all in the world.

If you call this behavior of late the kind of a leader of the free world and democracy I will tell you, you are loosing my vote.

Please act like adults that have earned the respect of those around you and stop acting like your entitled to my respect just because your a veteran and POW. For your service you earned all the respect I have for the patriotic efforts but do not expect em to close my eyes to your bad behavior of late.

Justice


Kim VA
Comment posted October 11, 2008 @ 10:13 am

Where's Rod Serling when you need him?

The McSame twilight Zone.


bogglesthemind
Comment posted October 11, 2008 @ 10:35 am

Is it possible to leave photos of Cindy out of the articles about her?

Please!


bogglesthemind
Comment posted October 11, 2008 @ 10:42 am

Can't you come up with something original. You're just repeating the mantra and wasting bandwidth.


Eascogal
Comment posted October 11, 2008 @ 11:10 am

Cindy need to look in the mirror before hurling mud in other people's face because the KEATING saga and Tax Benefits (conflict of interes) through McCain's senatorial influence is FAR MORE important to the American People to see just HOW DIRTY the McCain's are and continues matching up to the dirt pile PALIN as governor of Alaska! McCain and Palin are so struggling to DIVERT the AMERICAN people's attention from looking into the McCain-Palin mirror at the CAMPAIGN TRAIL! This candidates are a disgrace and dishonorable as DIRT CAN BE!


Eascogal
Comment posted October 11, 2008 @ 11:26 am

Justice, I feel you. But this behavior is ingrind with the McCain's that they actually think being millionaire can buy time…and empathy from the people. Twenty-six years in the senate supporting the rich based on his wife's self-interest agendas is “dishonesty” and lackthereof; integrity crucial abilities as the vice-president moreso president of the United States. The unraveling Troopergate saga clearly indicates Palin lacks in all areas while abusing her power. Neither McCain nor Palin possess the capability nor ability to lead and manage the Uhited States. I'm truly sorry!


Lollie
Comment posted October 11, 2008 @ 11:38 am

Oh Cindy, you naughty girl you. After all you've done for that man and now he's giving Palin's ASSets ten times the looks he's giving yours…. How dare he keep you and get a younger, prettier, more politically beneficial girl…. why, if he hadn't screwed around on his wife with you and then left her for you so many years ago, I'll betcha you never coulda' seen somethin' like this comin'.


Robert Bennett
Comment posted October 11, 2008 @ 12:05 pm

Imagine that! The McCains seem to be a set of two faced hypocrites who talk through the two corners of their mouths as they see fit. What heights of hypocracy!


blueskybigstar
Comment posted October 11, 2008 @ 12:12 pm

If these people were of color, they would all still be in prison, their property would have been taken away, and a political career would be impossible. Put them in jail. The double standard has to stop.


Robert Bennett
Comment posted October 11, 2008 @ 12:22 pm

You hit the nail on the head. For a set of people who profess to believe in values they certainly know how to show it with their unruly behaviour. You know what this thing really boils down to? Hatred for Obama. These so-called conservatives with all their so-called values lack one important thing…LOVE for their fellow human beings.

If they had any common sense and vision they'd have seen how the past eight years the Republicans have destroyed America with their greed and cronyism.


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Taylor
Comment posted October 11, 2008 @ 1:23 pm

I would rather have a President that preaches hope, not hate.


Taylor
Comment posted October 11, 2008 @ 1:28 pm

Bill Ayers wasn't brought to justice…he got off on a technicality. That aside, I don't think Obama had what one could call a relationship with Ayers. They sat on a board together, a board that was begun by Annadale…whose wife recently endorsed…who? MCCAIN. While I am sure that none of approve of Bill Ayer's activities it was 40 years ago. It was the 60s…a time when young people were frustrated by not being heard. The Keating scandal however had much more impact….the failure of the S&L's (Hmmm…who was that other person involved in the S&L's…oh yeah…Neil Bush)…left thousands of people broke. I'd take Ayers over Keating any day.


Hypocrisy
Comment posted October 11, 2008 @ 2:49 pm

Cindy McCain is a total hypocrite!


Infokronea
Comment posted October 11, 2008 @ 3:06 pm

Who knew plausible deniability was included in their marriage vows?


iphilfree
Comment posted October 11, 2008 @ 3:11 pm

McCain the Deregulation Maverick for His People

We have entered another Bailout crisis and McCain had his hand in the cookie jar yet again. This time he did the smart way. He did in only a way a Maverick can, he did it in style.

McCain saw first hand the economic crisis from the Lincoln Savings and Loan Scandel. He saw the housing market collapse and the economy crumble. And when he sat in front and center of the Senate Ethics Committee hearing he was stoic and poised. I saw the Maverick.

McCain tried his darndest to protected the Charles Keating from the Government, but his mission failed, his cover was blown and his mission failed. Keating stole both investors and Lincoln Savings and Loan depositors money and was eventually convicted. No more campaign money for McCain and no more free trips for his family. McCain was devestated. His only comfort was the newly deposited Multi-Millions dollars his wife just deposited thanks to a less than $400,000 investmentment.

McCain saw how upset Taxpayers were and how this almost 3 Billion Dollar Bailout left his country in turmoil and chaios. But he thought “Screw the Taxpayers”, if any economics trickles down to them, they ought to be happy with the scrapes. But he did not want to have to go through a Senate Hearing again, he thought “I am the Maverick”. The taxpayer will deal with anything the Maverick throws at them.

So McCain and Phil Gramm worked together to put laws into place that would prove to be heroic. Phil Gramm pushed his Commodities Bill into Law and McCain chipped away at laws and policies that would prove to be a legal hinderence. It was easy to get other Senetors on board, everybody know Congressional Members can dictate but can't read. And for those who did read, they someone pay bribe them and so the lobbyists continued to unload a boat load of money in their accounts.

It was hard work, but McCain, Phil and all of self proclaimed dyslexic Congressional Members who have been in office since the late 1980's accomplished their goal.

We are in yet another Bailout. All of those Congressinal Members who have been around since the late 1980's don't understand what happened. They just know they have been bribed sorry paid an awful lot over the years buy people we call by lobbyist.

Thank you McCain, you are the Maverick behind the deregulation of our financial institutions. Thank you Congress for not know how to read or comprehending the housing issues during the House Financial Services Committee hearing, Sept 10, 2003. It never dawned on them to look into anything, after all the money was flowing like water. Thank you Cindy McCain for letting taxpayers know “I Know How To Get Paid.”

Now Cindy McCain and John McCain sit back and enjoy a Bud's Light. I wish I could pay for it but I just lost all my money in the Stock Market and I have to help Bailout the all of these business. But hey if they send me another “Economic Stimulus Check”, instead of paying down debt, I could buy a 6 Pack of Bud Light and we can sit outside and stair at the stairs. Sorry I had to give up cable and I won't be renting movies for a long time.

PS: Could I sell Tickets, I need the money to send my kids to college and Mrs. McCain can I have the name of your Investment Broker, I can part with $2.00 and my dad can part with $2.00, we want to play to win.


iphilfree
Comment posted October 11, 2008 @ 3:22 pm

Fox News will not allow this to be aired. I think for the most, Obama has been trying to run a campaign without the negativity.

Also, people will probably not believe it anyway. What is more interesting is the people that are behind the seens of McCains campaign. Almost all of the Lobbyist who are running his campaign have ties to Russia, China, Iran and Dubai and some of those countries most shadiest characters. It makes me wonder why these people left positions where they were making muli-millions of dollars to work for McCain. Are they working to get McCain into office for an alternative purspose?


jiml1956
Comment posted October 11, 2008 @ 3:55 pm

Uou might want to read this NY Times article from August of this year.

Cindy's dad and uncle were convicted of federal crimes.

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/23/us/politics/2…


Tina
Comment posted October 11, 2008 @ 3:59 pm

On November 4th lets send them the Mccains back to their Keatings and Palin back to high school.


themod1
Comment posted October 11, 2008 @ 6:57 pm

no wonder they don't want to increase cap gains tax and tax on dividend income. must be nice


Cynthia
Comment posted October 11, 2008 @ 7:19 pm

Silly Cindy is at it again. Throwing mud at Obama while hiding her dirt. The McCain Campaign is nothing but a soap opera: “As McCain Turns”.


burgundy1222
Comment posted October 11, 2008 @ 8:48 pm

REPUBLICANS; Not a surprise,the rich get richer on the backs of hard working people. Its been going on as long as i can remember,and iam 60. Time for americans to stand up and demand there rights & keep abreast of whats going on. Greedy cheats & liars all of them. Americans unite, step forward and stop this bunch of thieves.

CALL YOUR CONGRESS MAN OR WOMAN AND TELL THEM TO IMPOSE YOUR WILL,OR ELSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!.


1Supergirl
Comment posted October 11, 2008 @ 10:29 pm

The rich pay only 15% on capital gains income. What percentage do you pay? If it's higher than 15%, maybe you want to consider raising taxes on those who have the most income but are paying the smallest percentage of taxes. As the article above points McCain does not want to raise taxes on the rich. Why? Because his own taxes would more than double.


Bobo
Comment posted October 12, 2008 @ 1:52 am

didn't she pop an ungodly amount of pills during and after the Keating Five?


trees
Comment posted October 12, 2008 @ 6:49 am

The sale of Budweiser to Inbev was going to benfit Cindy McCain $100 Mill. Wonder how she's handling that money now, Euros in a Swiss bank?


Bolice
Comment posted October 12, 2008 @ 8:21 am

Yes. And, with a slap on the hand via some community service, she was convicted of stealing funds from an organization she founded to benefit children.


igorz
Comment posted October 12, 2008 @ 8:23 am

Look up whore in the dictionary and you'll see Ms. McCain's picture.


Bolice
Comment posted October 12, 2008 @ 8:30 am

Stop the filth they should! But, you really cannot expect too much more from an individual who was admitted to the naval academy because he was the son of an “elitist” yet finished at the very bottom of his class.
While it is unfortunate that McCain was held for as long as he was as a POW he should stop using that experience to gain sympathy. I myself am more sympathetic towards all those whose names are written on the Viet Nam Wall in DC, all of those who returned and left to the streets, homeless, jobless, and sick; all of those children seeded by rapists, all of that 'collateral damage' there, on and on and on. All of the above been protested against by Ayers and so very many others, without the loss of life.


pootus4
Comment posted October 12, 2008 @ 11:10 am

there is no disputing any of the facts in John Dougherty's in depth, intriquing article.
there is no doubt that Cindy McCain has a past that can be scrutinized.
But, she is by no means a whore…. Divine Brown, made famous by taking money from
the pathetically untalented actor Hugh Grant for a blow job…. That is the deffinition of a whore!!!
let's not loose focus on the facts and start name calling. We'll leave that to the loon's in the McCain
ralley's….
I myself have found myself am mesmerised by her beauty, as McCain stumbles thru those pathetic,
empty, speeche's he gives at those ralley's filled with bigot's and drones.
Let's also keep perspective on the fact that McCain is whoring to the neocon's and banking
lobbyist's…. as to the Budweiser empire…. you can alway's boycott and start drinking martini's.
cheer's and vote!!!


pootus4
Comment posted October 12, 2008 @ 11:24 am

Great article!


Carolyn Hodges
Comment posted October 12, 2008 @ 8:11 pm

Excellent – boy does she scare me. But this image hands down is the scariest one I have ever seen of Cindy McCain:

http://www.theweeklydonut.com/index.php/categor…


BARDOSTATE
Comment posted October 13, 2008 @ 12:04 pm

A VOTE FOR McCAIN AND PALIN IS ANOTHER UNION OF CHURCH AND STATE IN
GOVERNMENT WE JUST HAD 8 YEARS OF THIS!!!
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