It’s still the case that my new house gets lousy AT&T; service. I’d like to get a special tower set up only for my benefit. But I can’t get it. It seems, though, that John McCain can. Despite his campaign’s denials, and despite Verizon’s denials, it’s increasingly clear that Verizon did in fact try quite hard to install a permanent tower on the McCain ranch at the request of Cindy McCain. Meanwhile, McCain is the top Senator on the committee that regulates Verizon. It looks pretty corrupt to me.
UPDATE: A little vintage McCain:
“The appearance of it was wrong,” McCain said. “It’s a wrong appearance when a group of senators appear in a meeting with a group of regulators because it conveys the impression of undue and improper influence. And it was the wrong thing to do.”
Of course these days McCain denies he did anything wrong related to the Keating 5.