Who Hired A Detective To Attack McCain?

October 19, 2008

Fox News has the McCain lawyer letter to the New York Slimes:

I am advised that you assigned two of your top investigative reporters who have spent an extensive amount of time in Arizona and around the country investigating Cindy’s life including her charity, her addiction and her marriage to Senator McCain. None of these subjects are news.

I am also advised that your reporters are speaking to Tom Gosinski and her cousin Jamie Clark, neither of whom are reliable or credible sources. Mr. Gosinski has been publicly exposed as a liar and blackmailer on the subject of Cindy McCain. Jamie Clark has very serious drug and stability issues and has failed in a number of attempts to blackmail Cindy. She is simply not credible.

Now see this post from back in September:

Here’s our original story, published in 1994. I spoke briefly to Gosinski this summer; he called to say a guy calling himself a private investigator had shown up on his mother’s doorstep, looking for Tom. Tom was horrified and so was his mom — so he said, anyway.

Tom insisted the Cindy story was a thing of the past and that he was done talking. He’d moved on with his life. I emailed him just to be sure he hadn’t changed his mind, for a story I did this summer. He didn’t respond.

Guess this week’s poll numbers blasted Gosinski back to the past?

McCain better get over his sensibilities as far as holding back on Obama over Wright, or anything else. If someone is going to hire investigators to try and destroy your wife, they deserve to be taken down. And hard.

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  1. seekeronos says:

    McCain and his campaign need to thump on AYers, Dohrn, and Wright non-stop, and also call out Obama for his socialism at every rally from now until election day.
    The gloves need to come off, and he needs to get medieval NOW, if he wants any chance of derailing the Socialism Express.

  2. ET says:

    Amen Seek. Mr. change and hope is really just a corrupt Chicago politician capable of the most vile smear tactics. George Soros is beaming with pride at his protege.
    The brownshirts are coming. Seriously,

  3. WBestPresidentEver says:

    VOTE ON NOV.4TH. DO NOT LET THE POLLS FOOL YOU. I don’t care if you have to stand in line for hours. Your vote is needed. Don’t give up. McCain still has a chance. FLOOD THE INTERNET WITH THE TRUTH ABOUT OBAMA. Talk to your friends tell them to vote. Tell them how important it is to America as we know it now.
    This is one of the most important elections in our life time !!!
    Obama has been in the tank with ACORN for years. Acorn has been priming him for years.
    READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE HERE: Check out the chart too !
    Below is just part of the article.
    The chart puts Barack Obama at the epicenter of an incestuous stew of American radical leftism. Not only are his connections significant, they practically define who he is. Taken together, they constitute a who’s who of the American radical left, and guiding all is the Cloward-Piven strategy.
    Conspicuous in their absence are any connections at all with any other group, moderate, or even mildly leftist. They are all radicals, firmly bedded in the anti-American, communist, socialist, radical leftist mesh.
    Saul Alinsky
    Most people are unaware that Barack Obama received his training in “community organizing” from Saul Alinsky’s Industrial Areas Foundation. But he did. In and of itself that marks his heritage and training as that of a radical activist. One really needs go no further. But we have.
    Bill Ayers
    Obama objects to being associated with SDS bomber Bill Ayers, claiming he is being smeared with “guilt by association.” But they worked together at the Woods Fund. The Wall Street Journal added substantially to our knowledge by describing in great detail Obama’s work over five years with SDS bomber Bill Ayers on the board of a non-profit, the Chicago Annenberg Challenge, to push a radical agenda on public school children. As Stanley Kurtz states:
    “…the issue here isn’t guilt by association; it’s guilt by participation. As CAC chairman, Mr. Obama was lending moral and financial support to Mr. Ayers and his radical circle. That is a story even if Mr. Ayers had never planted a single bomb 40 years ago.”
    Also included in the mix is Theresa Heinz Kerry’s favorite charity, the Tides Foundation. A partial list of Tides grants tells you all you need to know: ACLU, ACORN, Center for American Progress, Center for Constitutional Rights (a communist front,) CAIR, Earth Justice, Institute for Policy Studies (KGB spy nest), National Lawyers Guild (oldest communist front in U.S.), People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), and practically every other radical group there is. ACORN’s Wade Rathke runs a Tides subsidiary, the Tides Center.
    Carl Davidson and the New Party
    We have heard about Bomber Bill, but we hear little about fellow SDS member Carl Davidson. According to Discover the Networks, Davidson was an early supporter of Barack Obama and a prominent member of Chicago’s New Party, a synthesis of CPUSA members, Socialists, ACORN veterans and other radicals. Obama sought and received the New Party’s endorsement, and they assisted with his campaign. The New Party also developed a strong relationship with ACORN. As an excellent article on the New Party observes: “Barack Obama knew what he was getting into and remains an ideal New Party candidate.”
    George Soros
    The chart also suggests the reason for George Soros’ fervent support of Obama. The President of his Open Society Institute is Aryeh Neier, founder of the radical Students for a Democratic Society (SDS). As mentioned above, three other former SDS members had extensive contact with Obama: Bill Ayers, Carl Davidson and Wade Rathke. Surely Aryeh Neier would have heard from his former colleagues of the promising new politician. More to the point, Neier is firmly committed to supporting the hugely successful radical organization, ACORN, and would be certain back their favored candidate, Barack Obama.
    Obama has spent a large portion of his professional life working for ACORN or its subsidiaries, representing ACORN as a lawyer on some of its most critical issues, and training ACORN leaders. Stanley Kurtz’s excellent National Review article, “Inside Obama’s Acorn.” also describes Obama’s ACORN connection in detail. But I can’t improve on Obama’s own words:
    I’ve been fighting alongside ACORN on issues you care about my entire career (emphasis added). Even before I was an elected official, when I ran Project Vote voter registration drive in Illinois, ACORN was smack dab in the middle of it, and we appreciate your work. – Barack Obama, Speech to ACORN, November 2007 (Courtesy Newsmax.)
    In another excellent article on Obama’s ACORN connections, Newsmax asks a nagging question:
    It would be telling to know if Obama, during his years at Columbia, had occasion to meet Cloward and study the Cloward-Piven Strategy.
    I ask you, is it possible ACORN would train Obama to take leadership positions within ACORN without telling him what he was training for? Is it possible ACORN would put Obama in leadership positions without clueing him into what his purpose was?? Is it possible that this most radical of organizations would put someone in charge of training its trainers, without him knowing what it was he was training them for?
    As a community activist for ACORN; as a leadership trainer for ACORN; as a lead organizer for ACORN’s Project Vote; as an attorney representing ACORN’s successful efforts to impose Motor Voter regulations in Illinois; as ACORN’s representative in lobbying for the expansion of high risk housing loans through Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac that led to the current crisis; as a recipient of their assistance in his political campaigns — both with money and campaign workers; it is doubtful that he was unaware of ACORN’s true goals. It is doubtful he was unaware of the Cloward-Piven Strategy.
    Fast-forward to 2005 when an obsequious, servile and scraping Daniel Mudd, CEO of Fannie Mae spoke at the Congressional Black Caucus swearing in ceremony for newly-elected Illinois Senator, Barack Obama. Mudd called, the Congressional Black Caucus “our family” and “the conscience of Fannie Mae.”
    In 2005, Republicans sought to rein in Fannie and Freddie. Senator John McCain was at the forefront of that effort. But it failed due to an intense lobbying effort put forward by Fannie and Freddie.
    In his few years as a U.S. senator, Obama has received campaign contributions of $126,349, from Fannie and Freddie, second only to the $165,400 received by Senator Chris Dodd, who has been getting donations from them since 1988. What makes Obama so special?
    His closest advisers are a dirty laundry list of individuals at the heart of the financial crisis: former Fannie Mae CEO Jim Johnson; Former Fannie Mae CEO and former Clinton Budget Director Frank Raines; and billionaire failed Superior Bank of Chicago Board Chair Penny Pritzker.
    Johnson had to step down as adviser on Obama’s V.P. search after this gem came out:
    An Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight (OFHEO) report[1] from September 2004 found that, during Johnson’s tenure as CEO, Fannie Mae had improperly deferred $200 million in expenses. This enabled top executives, including Johnson and his successor, Franklin Raines, to receive substantial bonuses in 1998.[2] A 2006 OFHEO report[3] found that Fannie Mae had substantially under-reported Johnson’s compensation. Originally reported as $6-7 million, Johnson actually received approximately $21 million.
    Obama denies ties to Raines but the Washington Post calls him a member of “Obama’s political circle.” Raines and Johnson were fined $3 million by the Office of Federal Housing Oversight for their manipulation of Fannie books. The fine is small change however, compared to the $50 million Raines was able to obtain in improper bonuses as a result of juggling the books.
    Most significantly, Penny Pritzker, the current Finance Chairperson of Obama’s presidential campaign helped develop the complicated investment bundling of subprime securities at the heart of the meltdown. She did so in her position as shareholder and board chair of Superior Bank. The Bank failed in 2001, one of the largest in recent history, wiping out $50 million in uninsured life savings of approximately 1,400 customers. She was named in a RICO class action law suit but doesn’t seem to have come out of it too badly.
    As a young attorney in the 1990s, Barack Obama represented ACORN in Washington in their successful efforts to expand Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) authority. In addition to making it easier for ACORN groups to force banks into making risky loans, this also paved the way for banks like Superior to package mortgages as investments, and for the Government Sponsored Enterprises Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to underwrite them. These changes created the conditions that ultimately lead to the current financial crisis.
    Did they not know this would occur? Were these smart people, led by a Harvard graduate, unaware of the Econ 101 concept of moral hazard that would result from the government making implicit guarantees to underwrite private sector financial risk? They should have known that freeing the high-risk mortgage market of risk, calamity was sure to ensue. I think they did.
    Barack Obama, the Cloward-Piven candidate, no matter how he describes himself, has been a radical activist for most of his political career. That activism has been in support of organizations and initiatives that at their heart seek to tear the pillars of this nation asunder in order to replace them with their demented socialist vision. Their influence has spread so far and so wide that despite their blatant culpability in the current financial crisis, they are able to manipulate Capital Hill politicians to cut them into $140 billion of the bailout pie!
    God grant those few responsible yet remaining in Washington, DC the strength to prevent this massive fraud from occurring. God grant them the courage to stand up in the face of this Marxist tidal wave.
    Jim Simpson is a former White House staff economist and budget analyst. His writings have been published in American Thinker, Washington Times, FrontPage Magazine, DefenseWatch, Soldier of Fortune and others. His blog is Truth and Consequences..

  4. BobinStamford says:

    Wow, that Cindy McCain is a real nutball Stepford Wife! Pill-thieving, lying about being an only child, her “stroke” (not rehab – really) and thinking that she’s some kind of a ‘princess’.
    The only thing that Laura has on her is that she killed a guy!
    Surge on, Stepford Wife McLame. Princess Di is very proud of your SERVICE!!!

  5. Judy says:

    Uhhh BobinStamford,
    Cindy’s “half sister” was born when Cindy’s father was in England.
    Documents show Kathleen Anne Hensley was born to Jim and Mary Jeanne Hensley on Feb. 23, 1943. They had been married for six years when Kathleen was born.
    Jim Hensley was a bombardier on a B-17, flying over Europe during World War II.
    Average tour of duty in WWII was 21 months
    Cindy McCain’s father served in the military for three years. He came home to West Virginia after he was shot down on this thirteenth mission and there met Cindy’s mother. He was shot down about the same time Kathleen Anne was born.
    Ummm — let’s see
    Can you add? Can you read between the lines?
    Dad is gone for almost three years and the daughter is born during his absence?
    Travel during WWII was very limited and difficult. Husbands and wives didn’t jump on planes to so see their spouse off before deployments. Most travel was restricted to military use. Ordinary people, especially less than wealthy ordinary people did not travel. Usually, when the spouse left for the service they were gone. Very limited leaves were given and American soldiers went for years without seeing their families.
    Okay, so legally a child born during a marriage is considered the child of the couple; but biologically and legally are not the same thing.
    Wouldn’t it be better to refer to Kathleen as the child born during my father’s marriage to his first wife.

  6. syn says:

    When Obama’s goon squad comes after you I promise to look the other way.
    That, and when I and millions of Americans downsize our small businesses and pull out our money in the financial markets the day after an Obama victory there won’t be any money left over for the Obama’s goon squad to steal, which means you will be out of a job and out of a life and out of money while left to suffer in a whole lot of pain.
    Good luck punk, you’ll need all you can get.

  7. BobinStamford says:

    Them’s some SCARY hilljack folk. The monkey guy looks like a kid-toucher. Gotta love the GOP base!

  8. syn says:

    “The monkey guy looks like a kid-toucher”
    Come now Boob, you are projecting far more about yourself and what you are than your bad humor tries to hide.
    Do you not see this, or are you that obtuse?

  9. BobinStamford says:

    Colin Powell hates our freeedom and teh trooops.
    Such a sad day for the old man and his followers.
    Surge on, patriots!!

  10. Fred Beloit says:

    Gadhafi hearts Obamafi. More ammo for McCain.
    “Sen. Barack is Obama a Muslim of Kenyan origins who studied in Islamic schools and whose campaign may have been financed by people in the Islamic and African worlds, Libyan leader Muammar Gadhafi said during a recent televised national rally.”
    Shine a bright light on these foreign donations to an American campaign, bloggers. NYT/WAPO sure won’t do it. Scroll down to story.

  11. Spartan112 says:

    Have you ever believed the words of Gadhafi before? Why start now?

  12. mary says:

    What is interesting is that RWVers were discussing Cindy the other day. Guess the NYT picked up on it. The discussion must have infuriated someone as the comparison to militant michelle revealed that Cindy was truly her own woman doing her own humanitarian work apart from John. But that Militant michelle is simply an appendage of BO, doing only those things which directly benefit her and her family. Fascinating that people here picked up on this and that the times felt the information was threatening enough that they had to go after Cindy. Didn’t think much about this conversation on here until the times stepped in. Maybe, americans have a standard for their first lady. This may explain why old michelle has been closeted ala bill clinton, by the campaign.

  13. Fred Beloit says:

    Did I say I believed him, 112? I merely showed what Gahafi says he believes. But I certainly do want to know where the vast sums Obama has at his disposal, after he broke his word, after he welshed on a deal with McCain to accept government campaign money, comes from. Aren’t you the least bit curious, 112?

  14. Fred Beloit says:

    From Congresspedia:
    “Discussing the issue of campaign finance reform, Obama said, ‘The argument is not that I’m pristine, because I’m swimming in the same muddy water, … The argument is that I know it’s muddy and I want to clean it up,’ Barack Obama said August 16, 2007, in Des Moines, Iowa.[4]”
    Do re mi mi mi:
    I got a black cat bone
    I got a mojo too
    I got the John de Conqueroo
    I’m gon use them on you.
    “Hootchie Cootchie Man” by Muddy Waters (nee McKinley Morganfield)

  15. Fred Beloit says:

    First I will sin.
    Then you will make me a preacher.
    Then I will forbid sinning.
    Do re mi mi mi:
    “Nice work if you can get it
    And you can get it, if you try”

  16. Fred Beloit says:

    Boob say “Colin Powell hates our freeedom and teh trooops.
    Such a sad day for the old man and his followers.
    Surge on, patriots!!\]
    Posted by: BobinStamford | Sunday, October 19, 2008 at 09:27 AM”
    Say, Boob, if memory serves you were one among all the other mutts who said Powell went to the UN and lied that Iraqi Thug-in-Chief Hussein had WMD. Now, he supports Obama? And you are now shouting his Powell’s praises? Liar supports Obama?
    Congratulations. Carry On.

  17. mary says:

    OMG, Look at all the old hippies at the Barack rallies.

  18. BobinStamford says:

    OMG, look at all of the angry rednecks at the McLame rallies. I hope that BO makes toothbrush ownership mandatory right after he takes away their guns.

  19. mary says:

    what is a redneck?

  20. seekeronos says:

    A working class white person, especially those living in the south-eastern USA (former Confederate States) of Scots-Irish descent, and most specifically, those of this group who have historically been associated with agricultural work.
    In modern usage, the term “redneck” has been reclaimed by many working class and even professional whites who tend to aggregate toward the right of centre on the American political scale.
    Also used derisively by coastal city-dwelling liberal elitists who look down upon right-leaning whites as being somehow inferior to them in some manner.

  21. Fred Beloit says:

    Great comment, seek. If you think the Boob is a snobbish apple-knocker from a Connecticut suburb of New York City, you might be a redneck.

  22. chris says:

    Hahaha!! That is the funniest article i’ve read in a while! What a poor little rich girl Cindy is! Boo hoo!! I liked the Mother Theresa lie the best.

  23. Bel Aire says:

    The NYT would do an article on Michelle but only a racist would think somebody tripling their salary in one year after her husband gave $1 million of our tax money to her employer are related. That cool million will pay for Michelle’s raise for five years. And when that runs out who doesn’t believe the One will give more?