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Time for McCain’s overdue Keating Beating! Thanks Rachel Maddow!!!

Well, since McCain thought it was time to go for a racial bounce to his numbers, with a flurry of ads tying Barack to a number of shady characters, all of a particular shade, black, in order to change the topic to, hell I don’t know, what do y’all think?

Rachel (very calmly…God I love her style) decided to actually stay on topic and deal with an issue that directly relates to our current economic woes and how McCain handled a previous crisis with remarkably similar elements.

For those of you who are unfamiliar with the Keating five and S&L scandal of the 80’s please check out this segment from the Rachel Maddow Show:

Myth of a Maverick! Great name for a book

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  1. Garnet Spy
    September 25, 2008 at 5:06 pm

    Yeah… not so much. You see, McCain was COMPLETELY exonerated by the Special Counsel Democrat Robert Bennett. http://www.slate.com/id/1004633/
    “The Senate Ethics Committee probe of the Keating Five began in November 1990, and committee Special Counsel Robert Bennett recommended that McCain and Glenn be dropped from the investigation. They were not. McCain believes Democrats on the committee blocked Bennett’s recommendation because he was the lone Keating Five Republican.

    “In February 1991, the Senate Ethics Committee found McCain and Glenn to be the least blameworthy of the five senators. (McCain and Glenn attended the meetings but did nothing else to influence the regulators.) McCain was guilty of nothing more than “poor judgment,” the committee said, and declared his actions were not “improper nor attended with gross negligence.”

  2. September 25, 2008 at 7:02 pm

    You will only see it on MSNBC. The right will do everything possible to keep the Keating 5 converstation from happening. Read the story for yourself.

    ‘Cut his mike,’ producer suggests
    The Keating Five scandal, and John McCain’s role in it, has received relatively little mention in presidential campaign coverage, and at least one Fox News host seems dedicated to keeping it that way.

    Appearing Thursday morning on Fox & Friends, radio host Mike Papantonio tried to remind viewers about McCain’s intervention with federal regulators on behalf of real estate mogul Charles Keating, who was trying to avoid regulations of a savings and loan he owned during the S&L crisis of the 1980s.

    F&F’s Steve Doocy told Papantonio to “pipe down,” called him “rude” and demanded he “cut it out.” A show producer could be overheard saying “cut his mike.”

    As Papantonio tries one last time to explain the details of the Keating Five scandal, Doocy again cuts him off.

    “This is not the History Channel,” he says.

    Papantonio’s apparent crime was interrupting fellow guest Michael Reagan, the conservative radio host, who was arguing that it would be unfair to judge McCain based on his actions 20 years ago.

    “It has everything to do with what’s happening today,” Papantonio said before being told to pipe down.

    Regardless of whether Papantonio was being rude, preserving an orderly debate certainly could not have been Doocy’s goal in silencing the guest. Not two minutes before his admonition that Papantonio was “being rude,” Doocy repeatedly interrupted his guest to deliver talking points that might as well have been written by the McCain campaign.

    At least three times Doocy interrupted Papantonio as he argued that McCain’s political gambit to “suspend” his campaign and delay Friday’s debate was more a response to his flagging poll numbers than an attempt to fix the economic crisis. Doocy wasn’t buying it.

    “If Barack Obama wants to do so much for the economy, why doesn’t he go to his day job and work in the us senate?” he asked Reagan, cutting off Papantonio’s argument.

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