Friday, February 22, 2008

McCain’s response to the NYT - Newsweek catches him in a LIE

A sworn deposition that Sen. John McCain gave in a lawsuit more than five years ago appears to contradict one part of a sweeping denial that his campaign issued this week to rebut a New York Times story about his ties to a Washington lobbyist.

On Wednesday night the Times published a story suggesting that McCain might have done legislative favors for the clients of the lobbyist, Vicki Iseman, who worked for the firm of Alcalde & Fay.

The lie:

The McCain campaign issued a point-by-point response that ... insisted that McCain had never even spoken with anybody from Paxson or Alcalde & Fay about the matter.

The lie confirmed by McCain himself:

"I was contacted by Mr. Paxson on this issue," McCain said in the Sept. 25, 2002, deposition obtained by NEWSWEEK:

Transcript where McCain confirms the lie:
ABRAMS: Do you know were they got the information?

MCCAIN: No, but I would add, I was contacted by Mr. Paxson on this issue. […]

ABRAMS: Did you speak to the company’s lobbyist about these matters?

MCCAIN: I don’t recall if it was Mr. Paxson or the company’s lobbyist or both.

ABRAMS: But you did speak to him?

MCCAIN: I’m sure I spoke with him, yes.

more GAME OVER for the GOP


Anonymous said...


Perhaps this will be Mr. McStain's new, updated reply:

"Oh, that Mr. Paxson? Well, now that you mention it, yes. I did speak with him but we spoke off the record and we spoke in tongues, so I claim "Sanctuary" amd posse non compos mentis."

Anonymous said...


Apparently Mr. Paxson is now stating that he never had the conversation. So, apparently perjury is better than adultery. Or, maybe not being able to remember wtf you did as either a CEO or a U.S. Senator is less important than the appearance of being a hypocritical fucking sleazebag.

Southern Beale said...

I eagerly look forward to McCain's campaign as a "reformer."


Reform thyself!!!!!