SchadenFriday Early Edition: John McCain screws the pooch. Hard.

Looks like the Straight Talk Express took a detour through Dependswhatyoumeanby"is"ville.

From the NYT:

Mr. Black said Mr. McCain and Ms. Iseman were friends and nothing more. But in 1999 she began showing up so frequently in his offices and at campaign events that staff members took notice. One recalled asking, "Why is she always around?"

That February, Mr. McCain and Ms. Iseman attended a small fund-raising dinner with several clients at the Miami-area home of a cruise-line executive and then flew back to Washington along with a campaign aide on the corporate jet of one of her clients, Paxson Communications. By then, according to two former McCain associates, some of the senator's advisers had grown so concerned that the relationship had become romantic that they took steps to intervene.

Rumor has it that McCain refuses to deny the story.

And to top it off, he's broke.

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Tonight, the New York Times posted a blockbuster article about the relationship between Senator John McCain and a female lobbyist nearly half his age.

Sooo... Shes 40? 45?


Bwa Ha Ha! Ha Ha Ha!

Notes To New McCain Staff:

Do not leave percocet lying around for Mrs. McCain.

Do not return anymore calls from Charles Keating.

Fix flat tires on Straight Talk Express Bus.

Cancel new apartment in Georgetown. Update resume.


"Rumor has it that McCain refuses to deny the story."

Actually, he's already denied any sort of romantic or sexual relationship.

McCain has sex appeal!!? The NYT may be helping his campaign.

Schadenfreude, thy name is John McCain. Delicious. Plus, I look forward to hearing the phrase "Keating Five" coming out of Dem mouths with increased regularity after the candidates are chosen.

"Rumor has it that McCain refuses to deny the story."

It turns out that not only does he deny it, the denial is right in the article that Evil Monkey links. Crack research.

(and yes, Abbie, she's 40)