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A View From The Top

Will Bunch: It figures that Vicki Iseman, the lobbyist at the center of this John McCain brouhaha, is from Pennsylvania. According to her college a

Will Bunch:

It figures that Vicki Iseman, the lobbyist at the center of this John McCain brouhaha, is from Pennsylvania. According to her college alumni magazine in this piece headlined "A View from the Top," she's a 1990 grad of Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a native of that western Pa. town. This accompanying picture proves she has friends in high (or low) place.

(Nicole:) As much as the media will try to make this a short-lived sex story, Digby moves past that and starts connecting the dots:

Back in the 2000 campaign when St John the Flyboy was every journalist's favorite pol, a story emerged about him major sending letters on behalf of a contributor, Paxson Communications, to the FCC. [..]

Well, apparently there was more to the story. It turns out that McCain had a very cozy relationship with Paxson's lobbyist, to the extent that some of his staff were worried that he was having an affair with her. (They both deny it, and I could not care less if it's true.) But whatever it was, they were very close and McCain was apparently doing official favors for her.

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