"Convinced the relationship had become romantic, some of his top advisers intervened to protect the candidate from himself." That's from today's New York Times story on John McCain. The candidate and Vicki Iseman say it's totally false. Even talk-show host Rush Limbaugh has come to McCain's aid, after today's story that, eight years ago, McCain's aides thought he might be having an affair with the lobbyist. This as Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton get ready for a crucial debate tonight in Texas. Wayne Slater is senior political writer for the Dallas Morning News.
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