Sunday, August 10, 2008

Okay, Who's This Bimbo? And Why Should We Care?

Her name's Vicki Isenman. She is (was) a communications lobbyist. Back in January, her name cropped up as the possible paramour of a well-known, popular political figure who was running for president and at the time and struggling. No, not John Edwards, though they do share at least a first name.
Yes, that's right. She was allegedly "involved" with Sen. John S. McCain. HuffPost put it this way back in February:
"...Vicki Iseman was thrust into the media and campaign spotlight, after a New York Times story suggested that she and Sen. John McCain had a close relationship that may have been romantic, but was also problematic for other reasons: Iseman, the site notes, secured a job at the firm Alcalde and Fay only a few months after graduation, mostly for secretarial work. Soon thereafter, however, she began moving up the employment ranks. And eight years after she started, she became the youngest partner at Alcalde. Her clients included PAXtv, Religious Voices in Broadcasting, Telemundo, the Hispanic Broadcasting Corporation, and Computer Sciences Corporation..
[Iseman] had been turning up with him at fund-raisers, visiting his offices and accompanying him on a client's corporate jet. Convinced the relationship had become romantic, some of his top advisers intervened to protect the candidate from himself -- instructing staff members to block the woman's access, privately warning her away and repeatedly confronting him, several people involved in the campaign said on the condition of anonymity.

When news organizations reported that Mr. McCain had written letters to government regulators on behalf of the lobbyist's client, the former campaign associates said, some aides feared for a time that attention would fall on her involvement
In late 1999, Ms. Iseman asked Mr. McCain's staff to send a letter to the commission to help Paxson, now Ion Media Networks, on another matter. Mr. Paxson was impatient for F.C.C. approval of a television deal, and Ms. Iseman acknowledged in an e-mail message to The Times that she had sent to Mr. McCain's staff information for drafting a letter urging a swift decision.

Mr. McCain complied. He sent two letters to the commission, drawing a rare rebuke for interference from its chairman. In an embarrassing turn for the campaign, news reports invoked the Keating scandal, once again raising questions about intervening for a patron.
Seems odd that the fella named John who ISN'T still a candidate for the 'Preznincy' has been forced to cop to an affair, while the smarmy, shitty,lying, murderous, little (he's only 5'7") cheat gets a free pass, innit?

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