Turkana at The Left Coaster condensces the importance of the Times lobbyist scandal for John McCain’s campaign:
Given his close ties to the most unpopular president in modern polling history, and his support for a devastating and unpopular war, McCain’s entire candidacy depends on his mythical aura of integrity and sincerity. That myth has been shattered, and it cannot be pieced back together. The rationale for McCain’s candidacy is gone. He’s looking more and more like Bob Dole, in 1996.
Yep, all that’s left is to continue to grind the pieces of the McCain myth into ever smaller, easier-to-digest pieces and put them into tidy little packages for easy distribution to the media.