The Biggest Scandal of McCain's Career is Relevant Today

Election '08

It's apparently considered impolite during the presidential campaign to talk about parts of John McCain's political career that he doesn't like, but given recent events, McCain's role in the Keating Five scandal, by any reasonable measure, does have a renewed salience right now.



Major bank failures? Financial fraud and greed? Political ineptitude? We're seeing these factors play out now in the financial industry, but we saw the same thing 20 years ago, in the biggest scandal of McCain's career. Time's Joe Klein has the audacity to bring up McCain's record during the presidential campaign:

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