AUSTIN, TEXAS--The New York Times shakes up politics with this story about Sen. John McCain (R-Az.) in the Thursday paper. LINK The story implies McCain had some kind of an affair with a lobbyist and did favors for her. His campaign said the story was a "smear."
On Thursday morning, McCain, with wife Cindy standing next to him during a press conference in Akron, said he never abused the public trust.
Cindy McCain said the story was "disappointing."