The government is putting taxpayer funds at risk to stabilize Fannie Mae -- another episode in a long-running legal scandal. There are no hookers, embezzlers and slush funds. Just laws, lobbyists and pay packages.
McCain's policy ignores the problem with having a campaign run by corporate and foreign lobbyists: they are happy to abandon their lobbying work temporarily to get valuable chits with the potential future president.
While Obama was in Illinois shoveling sand in bags to hold back the Bush-neglected infrastructure that was crumbling around him McCain was on his way to accept whoops and cheers from oil industry insiders.