The Most Ethically Challenged Ticket Ever

Steve Benen makes a good point about this year’s Republican Ticket. We have had many administrations in which the president and/or vice president have been found guilty of ethical violations after taking office. Steve notes that:

The McCain/Palin ticket is the first in American history in which both candidates were found to have violated ethics standards before a national election.

McCain, of course, was admonished by Senate Ethics Committee “for exercising ‘poor judgment’ for intervening” with federal regulators on behalf of Charles Keating, as part of the infamous Keating Five scandal.

And now McCain’s running mate has also been found to have violated state ethics laws and abused the powers of her office, as part of the “Troopergate” scandal.

Some reform ticket they have there.

More on the Keating 5 scandal here, here, here, and here.

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