We Said We Wanted Rick’s Record Examined? Scratch That

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John McCain, yesterday on CNBC:

My campaign manager [Rick Davis] has stopped [lobbying for Fannie Mae], has had nothing to do with it since, and I’ll be glad to have his record examined by anybody who wants to look at it.

The New York Times, today:

Senator John McCain’s campaign manager was paid more than $30,000 a month for five years as president of an advocacy group set up by the mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to defend them against stricter regulations, current and former officials say.

The McCain campaign, today, in response to the Times:

“Whatever the New York Times once was, it is today not by any standard a journalistic organization…. [it is] an organization completely, totally 150-percent in the tank for the Democratic candidate.”

H/T Think Progress.

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