Name: Rich Siegel
Hometown: Northbrook IL
Senator McCain makes a great show of being against legislative earmarks, and of refusing to take advantage of the process to provide extra financial benefits, costing hundreds of millions of dollars, on behalf of the people who provide him with votes. At the same time, he willingly makes efforts (worth tens of billions) on behalf of lobbyists who provide him with campaign contributions. By any objective measure, the latter is far more corrupt, and far less transparent, than the former. And it strongly suggests which group he views to be his true constituency.
According to recent findings by American Research Group Inc., a national polling firm based in New Hampshire, President George W. Bush has an approval rating of 19 percent -- the lowest for an American President in recorded history.