Something for those too busy to get the whole scoop.
25 quotes taken from the John McCain-Vicki Iseman story–with one bonus quote.
Quotations by the principle participants and others.
â€œPeople like that appeal to me.â€
–John McCain, on Charles Keating, in his memoir, “Worth Fighting For”
“More importantly, my children and I not only trust my husband, but know that he would never do anything to not only disappoint our family, but more importantly, disappoint the people of America.”
–Cindy McCain, February 21, 2008.
Cindy McCain had an affair with the then-married John McCain
“Obviously I’m very disappointed in the article. It’s not true.”
–John McCain February 21, 2008
“There is no better illustration of everything that is WRONG with Washington than the John McCain-Vicki Iseman tryst. The Republican Chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee carrying on with a comely female Republican lobbyist who represents the corporate interests of other Republicans with business before the committee and who donates to the chairman’s campaigns. Wow!”
–Joseph Palmero, Huffington Post
“If she has nothing to hide, I think she should come forward.”
–Gennifer Flowers, former mistress of Bill Clinton, on the TV Show “Extra”
“I had no reason to ask her.”
–former McCain top aide, John Weaver, on whether he’d asked Iseman about a romantic affair with John McCain
â€œHe is essentially an honorable person, but he can be imprudent.â€
–William P. Cheshire, a friend of Mr. McCain who as editorial page editor of The Arizona Republic defended him during the Keating Five scandal
“THE NEW YORK TIMES may have raised some questions about John McCain yesterday, but it sure answered a biggie: How does an old white guy get attention when he’s running against the potentially first African-American or female president?”
–Jill Porter in the Philadelphia Enquirer
â€œWhy is she always around?â€
–Unnamed McCain aide asking about Iseman in 2000.â€œWe used to joke that each of us was the only one eating alone in our caucus.”
–Senator Russ Feingold, Democrat of Wisconsin, who became Mr. McCainâ€™s partner on campaign finance efforts, which many conservatives have decried as suppression of free speech and unconstitutional.
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