Thursday, February 21, 2008
Eric Alterman on the McCain/NYTimes story:
If John McCain and Vicki Iseman were having sex, I say "bully for them." If more consenting adults would have more sex, the world would be a better place. But it's none of our business and does not belong on the front page of The New York Times, regardless of timing. What's more, the sex gets in the way of what is really important about McCain's behavior and why, in so many ways, the man is a complete fraud, however much the MSM may love every last wrinkle on his impressively active seven-decade-old body.
Does this prove that McCain is McAble?
No, but it does mean he has a future as a Viagara spokesman if he doesn't win the presidency.
The issue isn't sex, it's McCain's persistent ties to lobbyists throughout his tenure. The Times story was a convoluted mess, which is inexcusable since they had a lot of time to write a compelling article.