In spite of the information developed by the New York Times, Sen. John McCain is " vigorously denying and denouncing a newspaper report suggesting an improper relationship with a female lobbyist." But, the issue just won't go away until the public has learned the whole truth. Yahoo News says,
At the very least, the episode gives Democrats an opening to try to exploit McCain's decades-long ties to Washington even though he's known as a Republican lawmaker willing to stand up to special interests and reduce the influence of lobbyists. It's a reputation he has carefully honed in the aftermath of the Keating Five influence-peddling scandal decades ago. The Senate cited him for "poor judgment" in that matter but took no further action.
Thesaid Thursday in a statement: "After 25 years in Washington, the real is just like the other D.C. insiders he rails against on the campaign trail. John McCain's 'do as I say, not as I do' approach to ethics and lobbying reform can be called a lot of things. 'Straight talk' isn't one of them."