Tim Carney has a heck of a column at the Examiner today that in effect says that McCain is NOT holier than everybody else when it comes to campaign contributions. Which also leads me to ask, whatever happened to that New York Times expose that was supposed to come out right around New Year’s? McCain reportedly sicced a high-powered attorney on the Times…. and then, nothing. Now when is the last time the Times was scared off by a lawyer from a negative story on a GOP politician? Only the sainted McCain could get away with this. Of course, the minute Saint Mac secures the nomination (if he does), all the holds will be off and the Times will lower the boom. Better to prick McCain’s facade now than to have the whole thing blow up in conservatives’ face once it is too late.