If this has already been diaried elsewhere, then I'll delete.
I like to follow the follies of John because he's my Senator, alas! Sam Stein just posted this over at Huff Post, where they've gotten ahold of an email that McCain withheld in the whole Abramoff ethics investigation.
Here's a juicy bit:
In the 2006 Senate report concerning Abramoff's activities, which McCain spearheaded, the Arizona Republican conspicuously left out information detailing how Alabama Gov. Bob Riley was targeted by Abramoff's influence peddling scheme. Riley, a Republican, won election in November 2002, and was reelected in 2006.
Wow. What's that, Oliver? You want some more?
In a December 2002 email obtained by the Huffington Post -- which McCain and his staff had access to prior to the issuance of his report -- Abramoff explains to an aide what he would like to see Riley do in return for the "help" he received from Abramoff's tribal clients.
Go check out the story for the whole sordid deal, but we're seeing a pattern here, are we not? McCain loves him some lobbyists. And he loves him some Republicans who loves some lobbyists.
Soldiers, though? They can stay in Iraq for another hundred years.