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John McCain‘s right-wing machine is fired up and purring.
Politico rounds up the chatterbox reaction to the New York Times story on the presumed 2008 Republican nominee and his cozy relationship with lobbyist Vicki Iseman, quoting Rush Limbaugh on his show this morning as saying, “You’re surprised that Page Six-type gossip is on the front page of the New York Times? Where have you been? How in the world can anybody be surprised?”
Laura Ingraham, Rush for ladies, added on her talk show, “You wait until it’s pretty much beyond a doubt that he’s going to be the Republican nominee, and then you let it drop—drop some acid in the pool [Ed. note: Hell, yeah!], contaminate the whole pool. That’s what the New York Times thinks.”
Meanwhile, the Republican National Committee took this all as an opportunity to reach deep into its members’ triple-pleated Dockers and pull at their money clips.
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