The Politico is reporting that the Obama campaign plans to make an issue of Sen. McCain’s association with the Keating Five scandal of twenty years ago. Per the article, McCain-Palin spokesman Brian Rogers said (emphasis mine): “The difference here is clear. John McCain has been open and honest about the Keating matter, and even the Democratic special counsel in charge recommended that Senator McCain be completely exonerated. By contrast, Barack Obama has been fundamentally dishonest about his friendship and work with the unrepentant terrorist William Ayers, whose radical group bombed the Pentagon and the U.S. Capitol. Nor has Barack Obama come clean on his close friendship with Tony Rezko, a felon convicted on bribery charges who subsidized the purchase of Barack Obama’s home. It’s obvious that Barack Obama is frantically attacking because he knows that most voters find these kinds of friendships, and the failed judgment they expose, to be unacceptable for our next president.”
So it appears that the reactionary Barry O is channelling his inner schoolboy and playing the “I know you are, but what am I?” card. Except for, in this case, McCain made no attempt to cover up his actions and has been cleared of any wrongdoing. Barry O? Not so much. The BO camp might want to rethink their playground politics, as Bill Ayers isn’t the only skeleton in Obama’s closet.
Patterico has more.