Battlepanda: Has anyone seen Straight-talkin' John?


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Saturday, July 29, 2006

Has anyone seen Straight-talkin' John?

The campaign-finance maverick is M.I.A.
On Wednesday, [Feingold, Meehan, and Shays] introduced a bill to revive the crumbling system for public financing of presidential campaigns. The bill is largely identical to a measure all four men introduced in 2003, but this time around Mr. McCain is not on board.

A spokeswoman for Mr. McCain, Eileen McMenamin, did not return calls seeking comment for this article, but several people involved in discussions about the legislation said the senator's absence was related to his widely expected bid for the presidency in 2008.

McCain 2008: Because the appearance of integrity is almost as good as the real thing!