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About That Whole ‘Keating Five’ Thing

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Posted on Aug 23, 2008
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What was the exact nature of John McCain’s involvement in the notorious Keating Five scandal? CNN revisited this particular chapter from John McCain’s professional past for “McCain Revealed,” the news network’s profile on the senator-turned-presidential-hopeful.

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By thebeerdoctor, August 24, 2008 at 11:39 pm Link to this comment

The real question here is will the Keating Five scandal have any reverberations in the 2008 election? Certainly the scandal, which was a national news item, was not enough to stop his re-election, several times over. Bob Bennett was his attorney? Oh yeah, that is the same chap who did some work for a former President, I think his name was Clinton.
John McCain as a well oiled, inside Washington eel. The arrogance of the Arizona Senator is so incredibly apparent. How in the world can anyone support this creep? But sadly millions do.
Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain.

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By yellowbird2525, August 23, 2008 at 4:34 pm Link to this comment

our Nation was set up to be run FOR THE PEOPLE: it never has been; it has been run for/by the wealthy, & the Corps; at the total expense of the people & those running our Gov are all criminals; so it is no big surprize to anyone that this one is also; LISTEN: to Obama: do you feel victimized? if not you need a brain scan cuz our Gov & politicians, Corp’s & special interest groups have been agressively targeting us citizens; disparaging us; and “everything is OUR fault”; their projecting their reality off on others; why not? like they say as they globe around the world giving bribes, flattery, & sex to other heads of states to go their way: YOU are the powerful political elites; NO ONE can touch you; and the highest court in the land is of course appointed by YOU. 1971 met the grandson of a senator; who boasted of being video taped repeatedly from actively destroying via those cocktails made of gas, numerous cars, etc; also, dealing in extremely large quantities of cocaine; the Fumbling Bumbling Idiots as the “politicans” call them; would show him the evidence & give him a lecture telling him how “ashamed” his grandfather would be if they ever came into the publics eye. Of course, they were never prosecuted; once in a blue moon one is “tossed” to us for “proof” that “justice” exists; ha ha ha; BTW I did petition them to remove the words “and justice for all” in the pledge of alligance to the flag;

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By yellowbird2525, August 23, 2008 at 4:34 pm Link to this comment

our Nation was set up to be run FOR THE PEOPLE: it never has been; it has been run for/by the wealthy, & the Corps; at the total expense of the people & those running our Gov are all criminals; so it is no big surprize to anyone that this one is also; LISTEN: to Obama: do you feel victimized? if not you need a brain scan cuz our Gov & politicians, Corp’s & special interest groups have been agressively targeting us citizens; disparaging us; and “everything is OUR fault”; their projecting their reality off on others; why not? like they say as they globe around the world giving bribes, flattery, & sex to other heads of states to go their way: YOU are the powerful political elites; NO ONE can touch you; and the highest court in the land is of course appointed by YOU. 1971 met the grandson of a senator; who boasted of being video taped repeatedly from actively destroying via those cocktails made of gas, numerous cars, etc; also, dealing in extremely large quantities of cocaine; the Fumbling Bumbling Idiots as the “politicans” call them; would show him the evidence & give him a lecture telling him how “ashamed” his grandfather would be if they ever came into the publics eye. Of course, they were never prosecuted; once in a blue moon one is “tossed” to us for “proof” that “justice” exists; ha ha ha; BTW I did petition them to remove the words “and justice for all” in the pledge of alligance to the flag;

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By Constitutional Patriot, August 23, 2008 at 1:37 pm Link to this comment
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Not only is McCain himself a criminal, as deeply involved in the S&L;scandal as the Bush family, but he is also owned by the Bronfman/Purple Gang.  After all, Cindy McCain’s dad was a bootlegger for the Purple Gang - that’s how he got the AB distributorship after Prohibition.

And, apparently, Cindy is the Minder that Organized Crime has assigned to keep Johnny in line.

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By nrobi, August 23, 2008 at 12:59 pm Link to this comment

As far as the Keating Five goes, Sen. McCain, did not come out “clean as a whistle.” 
Sen. McCain, is not the maverick, truth express, person that he says he is, he’s as dirty and political as any person who has a Senatorial job.
My view of politicians is quite jaded, yet I believe that the founding fathers did not intend that people in Congress make their life’s work being in Congress. Sen, McCain, cannot say that he did not ask for influence peddling and favours in the scandal, yet his protestations are among the worst ever. His denial does not ring true, when put up against the records which are available in the MSM.
Should we elect someone that cannot remember how many houses he owns, does not admit his guilt in the scandal of the Keating Five and worse yet has now been co-opted by the Far Right Wing of the Republican Party,  the Fundamentalist Christian’s that are so intolerant of others that they cannot abide a person with integrity like Sen. Barack Obama. 
Should the electorate be hoodwinked by the MSM, the Republican party and the corporate interests that have controlled this country for almost 60 years, then G-d, help those who have something to say in the way of dissent, for there will be no redress that is allowed. All your rights will be gone and you will disappear, maybe to the prison colony of Iraq or Iran.
Our only hope is that there is a fair and free election, and Sen. Obama, becomes President Obama.

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By cyrena, August 23, 2008 at 10:18 am Link to this comment

This is the first I’m hearing about this series, McCain Revealed. (maybe because I never watch MSM).

So, this is a good thing. I thought we were gonna have another total blackout of the truth of John McCain, just as there was with GW Bush, and all of his bankrupted business and other law-breaking.

I noticed at the tale end of this, that the next story was going to be about his opiate addicted wife, who stole money and drugs from her own charity.


Wonder what excuses he’s gonna make for that?

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By RickinSF, August 23, 2008 at 9:18 am Link to this comment

Why didn’t the reporter counter with, “Bob Bennett is your attorney, he’s paid to say you’re innocent?”
Maybe we could’ve seen some of that famous McCain temper.

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