Saturday, February 23, 2008

Lies, lies, lies

Rex Babin / Sacramento Bee

As Josh reports, in his rush to deny, deny, deny, it seems that Sen McCain has made a number of statements that are "demonstrable false" which is how journalists politely describe lies.
McCain said and his office later released a statement claiming that McCain hadn't met with anyone from either Paxson Communications (the broadcaster wanting the favors) or Alcalde & Fay (the lobby shop trying to get them the favors). Today, though, Newsweek's Michael Isikoff dug up a 2002 deposition in which McCain said that he had discussed the issue directly with Lowell Paxson, the head of Paxson Communications. Now the Post has asked Paxson himself, now retired, and he says, Yep, I met with McCain and asked him to write the letters. And he thinks he remembers Iseman being in the meeting too.
Hypocrisy and cover-ups will get you every time.

The Republican race just got interesting.

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