John McCain calls Goldman Sachs ‘Unethical’ despite taking their money

During the 2008 Presidential Election cycle, Senator John McCain accepted donations in the amount of $230,095 from Goldman Sachs contributors.

On April 27, 2010 while sitting on the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, he made the following statement regarding the behavior of Goldman Sachs:

Two questions:

  1. Will Senator John McCain return the $230,095 in contributions he took from Goldman Sachs?
  2. Will the Arizona Republic’s Dan Nowicki write a column or blog post drawing attention to the inconsistencies in Senator McCain’s rhetoric and actions?


  1. Stephen Kohut says

    Why would McCain treat Goldman Sach’s money any differently than he did Charles Keating’s?

  2. Let me save you the suspense….no he will not.

  3. Cactus Jack says

    J.D. took more money from disgraced lobbyists than most anybody else. At least McCain is calling them out on it. I don’t remember J.D. calling for any investigations.

  4. Cactus Jack,

    Name names. Give links to primary source documents.

  5. Stephen Kohut says

    McCain took over $100K from Keating and gave NOTHING back. JD took $2.4K from Abramhof. Is McCain 40 times worse than McCain?

  6. Stephen,

    Straight from the FIT Trust website:

    1. Abramoff contributed a grand total of $2,250 dollars to my political efforts. ($250 in 1996, $1,000 in 1998, and $1,000 to our leadership political action committee, TEAMPAC, in 1999.)
    2. I never met with Abramoff concerning any legislation.
    3. He never came to my office.
    4. He never lobbied me directly on any issue.

    Once Abramoff’s troubling activities were revealed, we donated that money to charity (Hurricane Katrina relief). Simply put, we didn’t want it.

  7. Pretty Peeved says

    Comments are locked out on the Gorman event posted by that Sipma guy so here goes:

    Why on earth are Pamela Gorman’s contributions going to a Washington, DC address? Ok, not exactly DC but a ritzy suburb right outside DC.

    PT Barnum must be running her campaign.

  8. Marshall Long says

    THE POT CALLING THE KETTLE BLACK??!! JD is NOT Mr. purity. When it comes to politics, when it comes to experience, when it comes to who will be the better Senator, McCain gets my vote..

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