Is John McCain the most narcissistic politician ever? I think he is. After getting caught up in the Keating Five scandal in the late 80s, where he took all sorts of gifts from Charles Keating in exchange for favorable banking legislation, McCain devoted his life to… campaign finance reform.
Think about that for a minute. Instead of deciding to regulate banks, McCain devoted himself to regulating himself. In John McCain’s mind, it wasn’t the banks that were central to the Keating scandal, it was John McCain.
I’m pretty sure that’s what Jon Alter is getting at here.