million or so b-day parties--photo found at Emptywheel via a googly search
Remember that old Orleans song from the '70s, "Still the One" about a longterm happy couple?
We've been together since way back whenI just found out that the law firm to which Charles Keating belonged -- before he went to jail for fraud and other hijinks with Lincoln Savings and Loan, that is -- has donated over $50,000 to the campaign of one John Sidney McCain. In the words of the Church Lady, "well now isn't that special!" "Scratch my itch" indeed.
Sometimes I never want to see you again
But I want you to know, after all these years
You're still the one I want whisperin' in my ear...
You're still the one that makes me strong
Still the one I want to take along
We're still having fun, and you're still the one...
You're still the one who can scratch my itch
Still the one and I wouldn't switch
We're still having fun, and you're still the one
According to CLG,
The Center for Responsive Politics has done the math, and says: "In amounts ranging from $200 to $2,300, about 30 partners and employees of the legal firm Keating, Muething and Klekamp, as well as their family members, have contributed $50,200 to McCain's 2008 campaign."The CLG piece links to a piece in the TimesUK. I wonder how much play this story will get on this side of the Atlantic, where McCain't is still trying to work that tired-ass "country first" straight-talk bullshit, and where not enough has been made of the Keating 5 connection by anyone except us damned liberals.