2008-02-21 For McCain, Self-Confidence on Ethics Poses Its Own Risk

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<hide> <let name=data index=Date>2008-02-21</let> <let name=data index=Topics>\John McCain\2008 US presidential race</let> <let name=data index=URL>http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/21/us/politics/21mccain.html</let> <let name=data index=Title>For McCain, Self-Confidence on Ethics Poses Its Own Risk</let> <let name=data index=Text>“Early in Senator John McCain’s first run for the White House eight years ago, waves of anxiety swept through his small circle of advisers. .. A female lobbyist 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.” And apparently this rumored affair, for which there is only circumstantial evidence, somehow undermines McCain's platform as being strong on ethical reform, which is greatly substantiated by his past actions.”</let> </hide><if not flag=$including><let name=docat val=1 /><call ShowLinkData /></if>