John McCain and Charles Keating

October 6, 2008 at 11:51 am | Posted in American politics | 8 Comments

This is a 13 minute documentary showing the connections between John McCain and Charles Keating which led to the Keating Five, and one of the biggest scandals to rock our nation.

It’s nice to see that the Obama campaign was ready for the moment that the McCain campaign was going to start spewing out dirt on Ayers and soon Wright. They created a website called Keating Economics to show McCain’s strong connections to Keating. McCain has lost all respect, honor, and integrity to get to the White House. What a sad, pathetic man he has become (or, according to this Rolling Stone article, not much has actually changed throughout his life).

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  1. The evidence, from the admittedly “Liberal” New York Times, as well as the very “Liberal” PBS Online News Hour PROVES that this pathetic and unfounded attempt to smear McCain with the crimes of Keating is unmitigated BUNK!

    1) Although McCain had dealings with Keating (who was a constituent in McCain’s district), McCain was NOT connected in ANY WAY to the CRIMES committed by Keating (and even The New York Times ADMITTED IT).

    2) McCain did NOT support, IN ANY WAY, Keating’s request for regulators to ignore his violations (much less eliminate the regulations).

    3) In FACT, even the New York Times admits that the Keating scandal ONLY involved Democrats (which is precisely why the Dems were so DESPERATE to lynch the ONLY Republican they could even REMOTELY connect to Keating)!

    Quoting the New York Times:

    “The special counsel to the Senate Ethics Committee has recommended that the panel clear two of the five Senators under investigation for their links to the savings and loan debacle, Congressional officials said today.

    In a confidential report submitted to the committee on Sept. 10, the special counsel, Robert S. Bennett, concluded that there was not adequate evidence to merit a full-scale investigation of John Glenn, an Ohio Democrat, and John McCain, an Arizona Republican, several officials said.”

    “If Mr. McCain is dropped from the investigation, the political implications could be significant: He is the only Republican under scrutiny, and Republicans could portray the scandal as a Democratic one.”

    4) Quoting the very “Liberal” PBS Online News Hour:

    “The Senate Ethics Committee concluded that Glenn and McCain’s involvement in the scheme was minimal and dropped the charges against them. In August 1991, the committee ruled that the other three [DEMOCRATIC] senators had acted improperly in interfering with the Federal Home Loan Banking Board’s investigation.”

    Click here for the UNDENIABLE FACTS on what REALLY caused the current housing mess (AND the Keating related S&L mess).

  2. SBVOR,

    Thanks for your comment. Sadly, McCain is very well tied to Charles Keating. I’m glad to see his surrogates are out in force trying to push against this. It means, more than ever, that there really is a connection, and supporters of McCain are afraid of what it might do to his image if enough of the public realizes what a sleazeball John McCain really is.

  3. Daniel,

    That would mean the same for Obama-Ayers, then.

  4. truther,

    If Ayers had any actual influence on Obama, then yes. Whereas Keating had quite an influence on McCain, to the point where McCain shielded Keating from prosecution. No such accusation can be made of Obama and Ayers.

    Secondly, Ayers right now is a respectable member of the Chicago community. Whatever he did as a youth doesn’t change the fact that today Chicago thinks he’s an okay guy, and one that Chicagoans can deal with. Meanwhile, Keating is in prison (I think). At least, Keating is a convicted felon. Ayers was never convicted. That’s another strike on McCain.

    Thirdly, Keating’s relations with McCain are actually quite relevant to the troubles we are facing today. Deregulation of the financial world. What, pray, is relevant to today’s troubles that the tenuous connection Obama has with Ayers might shed light on Obama’s judgment? In the case of McCain, we can see fairly clearly that he is prone to help certain people in breaking the law.

  5. “McCain shielded Keating from prosecution”???

    Keating was CONVICTED and McCain did NOTHING to even ATTEMPT to “shield” him! Good GRIEF! McCain did not even side with Keating’s request to skirt the regulations!

  6. Yes, indeed, he attempted to shield Keating from prosecution. Of course he and the other four of the Keating Five were caught and reprimanded. But the basic gist is that Keating bought McCain and the other four and their service to protect him from being caught doing his dirty deeds.

  7. Daniel,

    I have substantiated and proven my assertions and you have not even ATTEMPTED to do so.

    You are a typical Obama fan. Facts mean NOTHING to you.

  8. SBVOR,

    You haven’t given me anything I haven’t seen yet. Sorry, but McCain is a guilty man.


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