Get yer politician here! Get yer politician here…CHEAP!posted by Bill Arnett @ 1:50 PM Permalink I know my memory doesn't function as well as it used to, but I seem to remember an old saying that, "It is just as important to avoid the appearance of impropriety as it is to actually avoid improprieties."
Another John McPain failure.
Excerpts from a washingtonpost.com article regarding McInsane's newfound partners in crime, as it would appear, eh?:
Industry Gushed Money After Reversal on DrillingAnd I say that anytime a group or organization suddenly makes ten-fold increases, millions of dollars, in donations to a candidate it is "completely absurd" to not believe that a candidate has been bought, paid for, gift wrapped, and delivered on a silver platter to that special interest group, don't you?
Campaign contributions from oil industry executives to Sen. John McCain rose dramatically in the last half of June, after the senator from Arizona made a high-profile split with environmentalists and reversed his opposition to the federal ban on offshore drilling.
Oil and gas industry executives and employees donated $1.1 million to McCain last month -- three-quarters of which came after his June 16 speech calling for an end to the ban -- compared with $116,000 in March, $283,000 in April and $208,000 in May.[…]
McCain delivered the speech before heading to Texas for a series of fundraisers with energy industry executives, and the day after the speech he raised $1.3 million at a private luncheon and reception at the San Antonio Country Club, according to local news accounts.
"The timing was significant," said David Donnelly, the national campaigns director of the Public Campaign Action Fund, a nonpartisan campaign finance reform group that conducted the analysis of McCain's oil industry contributions. "This is a case study of how a candidate can change a policy position in the interest of raising money."
Brian Rogers, a McCain campaign spokesman, said he considers any suggestion that McCain weighed fundraising into his calculation on drilling policy "completely absurd."
From $208,000 in oil money in May to $2.3 MILLION in June/July? Oh sure there's no collusion going on here, yeah, yeah, that's the ticket!