13 July 2006
we came across this article Francis gets big-name endorsement in the daily advertiser by way of the dead pelican. this is very interesting to us because mike francis has cast himself as some sort of super honest businessman reformer blah blah blah.
why then seek out much less publicize an endorsement from the likes of john mccain? how soon they expect us to forget that john mccain gave america the finger just a few short months ago when he voted for the misnomered S.2611 comprehensive reform act of 2006.
additionally the website www.realchange.org reports that:
- McCain was one of the "Keating Five," congressmen investigated on ethics charges for strenuously helping convicted racketeer Charles Keating after he gave them large campaign contributions and vacation trips.so why in the world would any truly honest person seek out an endorsement from the likes of john mccain? EXTERNAL LINK
Though he was not convicted of anything, McCain intervened on behalf of Charles Keating after Keating gave McCain at least $112,00 in contributions. In the mid-1980s, McCain made at least 9 trips on Keating's airplanes, and 3 of those were to Keating's luxurious retreat in the Bahamas. McCain's wife and father-in-law also were the largest investors (at $350,000) in a Keating shopping center; the Phoenix New Times called it a "sweetheart deal."
- Mafia ties: In 1995, McCain sent birthday regards, and regrets for not attending, to Joseph "Joe Bananas" Bonano, the head of the New York Bonano crime family, who had retired to Arizona. Another politician to send regrets was Governor Fife Symington, who has since been kicked out of office and convicted of 7 felonies relating to fraud and extortion.
- Family troubles: McCain has a reputation as a politician who has difficulty keeping his pants zipped, according to Republican sources. He acknowledges that his adultery broke up his first marriage. His second wife Cindy, the daughter of a wealthy Budweiser beer distributor, was addicted to prescription narcotics and even stole hard drugs from a medical charity that she ran. McCain acknowledges that she didn't want him to run, and only agreed once he promised that she doesn't have to go to New Hampshire or Iowa.
Posted by wst... at 09:49