I just received an email sent out by John McCain's Straight Talk America, laying out the senator's travel schedule for the next two days. McCain will be attending four big events in my neck of the woods -- three of which are fundraisers that will be "closed to the press." So it's five days before a watershed election, the last chance for the two parties to make their case to the American people, and the leading candidate to be the Republican nominee for president in 2008 thinks the best way to spend his time and energy is raising money behind closed doors. Remember when McCain's signature issue was cleaning up the fundraising cesspool in Washington? Now it seems to be making deposits in the Favor Bank for 2008.