Jerome Corsi at WND:

As Sen. John McCain assumes the GOP front-runner mantle, his long-standing, but little-noticed association with left-wing donors such as George Soros and Teresa Heinz Kerry is receiving new attention among his Republican critics.

In 2001, McCain founded the Alexandria, Va.-based Reform Institute as a vehicle to receive funding from George Soros’ Open Society Institute and Teresa Heinz Kerry’s Tides Foundation and several other prominent non-profit organizations.

OK, perhaps my reaction to McCain wasn’t so very far off, after all. But it gets better. Mr. Campaign Reform apparently got caught outside the law, here…

In 2006, the Arizona senator was forced to sever his formal ties with the Reform Institute after a controversial $200,000 contribution from Cablevision came to light. McCain solicited the donation for the Reform Institute using his membership on the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. In a letter to the Federal Communications Commission, he supported Cablevision’s push to introduce the more profitable al la carte pricing, rather than packages of TV programming.

Yet, the Reform Institute still employs the McCain campaign’s Hispanic outreach director, Juan Hernandez, as a senior fellow of its Comprehensive Immigration Reform Initiative.

OK, perhaps someone can explain this to me…

Taking funds from Soros, and getting caught with his hand in the corruption jar.

... Can someone explain to me why I’m supposed to support John McCain, again?

See I said, earlier today, that the only thing that could make McCain look GOOD was the Democrat offerings. The trouble with that is, that McCain is… well… McCain.  His past keeps counterbalancing what he’s telling us NOW.

Oh… Interesting sidenote:

The Soros-Kerry funding connection with McCain was first exposed by Ed Morrissey at the Captains Quarters blog in 2005.

Subsequently, David Horowitz’s website and Michelle Malkin’s blog gave renewed attention to the Reform Institutes’s funding ties.

Maybe he’ll be holding a conferrence call with the bloggers soon? I’m willing to bet Ed and Michelle won’t be invited.

Side note to Blue Wind:

The difference between Republicans and Democrats is that for the most part, we call out and try to remove corruptive infleunces from those claiming to be Republicans. You EMBRACE corruptive influences. Tell me; How much Soros money is involved this year between Clinton and Obama?

And as for falling apart, I wouldn’t give a plug nickel for the chances of not making it through this election without a fight in the Democrat party. Hillary is… well… Hillary, after all. Wanna know what the trouble is on both sides? Valuing ‘victory’ over PRINCIPLE.

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