Most of us voted for him, but he seldom votes for us. Remember John McCain voted to fund Obamacare, bail out Wall Street, raise the debt limit 14 times, and voted for a $600 billion “fiscal cliff” tax hike. The McCain-Kennedy and “Gang of 8” immigration bills legalized the illegals. Soros-backed McCain-Feingold exempted media, but limited Conservative, pro-life and Tea Party political speech. In May 2013, a Treasury Inspector General audit found that in 2012, the IRS had targeted groups with Patriot and Tea Party in their names. Lois Lerner even admitted the IRS inappropriately had targeted conservatives. But Senators John McCain and Democrat Carl Levin insisted the IRS was not reining in political advocacy groups enough. (5) (9) (10)
He’s survived due to his POW status, but other reasons for McCain’s success are dirty money and corrupt connections. McCain came to Arizona (AZ) in 1981 with a pension of $31,000. He ran for US Congress just a year later using influence from AZ Republic publisher Duke Tully and House Majority Leader Burton Barr. He also received a half million dollars from United Liquors, the employer of his new AZ father in law, James Willis Hensley. (1) (6) (11)
Darrow “Duke” Tully was a decisive McCain connection: publisher of the AZ Republic, Phoenix Gazette and friend of Goldwaters, Barrs, Keatings and Hensleys. For years Tully had bragged he was a decorated fighter pilot in Vietnam, even speaking at military functions in the full-dress uniform of an Air Force Colonel. The problem? Tully never served in our Armed Forces. But remember: Senator Barry Goldwater was a retired Air Force General and Chairman of the Armed Services and Select Intelligence Committees with vast military connections. John McCain was a retired Navy pilot and Pentagon lobbyist with similar military connections. McCain became Duke’s best buddy – making Tully the Godfather to his daughter Meghan in 1984. But these veterans had to be fully aware the publisher of both AZ’s largest newspapers was a “Stolen Valor” fraud. (1) (2) (6) (11)
And the Republic and Gazette publisher helped his friend. Tully ordered both of his editorial staffs to endorse the completely unknown McCain despite a long newspaper policy of strict neutrality in primaries. So McCain won the 1982 Republican primary against known Arizonans, with 32% of the vote, benefitting from phony newspaper endorsements and by extravagantly outspending the other candidates with over a half a million Hensley/Marley dollars – for a primary! (1) (2)
Hensley/Marley dollars? Yes. McCain’s new AZ father in law, Jim Hensley, had managed United Liquors (AZ’s only beer/liquor monopoly distributer) since the 1940s. United Liquors was wholly owned by Kemper Marley, millionaire Scottsdale developer, owner-operator of Transamerica Wire Service and protégé of liquor Baron (Emprise co-founder) Sam Bronfman. McCain’s main money-connection was Kemper Marley, through Marley’s employee, Hensley. (3) (6) (7) (11)
Charles Keating Jr. organized a massive AZ real estate fraud with his Taxpayer Insured Lincoln Savings and Loan. And Keating gave new Congressman McCain more than $112,000 in campaign contributions between 1982 and 1987. In 1986, McCain invested $359,000 Hensley /Marley money with Keating and nearly doubled his investment. When the Keating Five scandal broke in 1989, Keating was imprisoned for defrauding taxpayers of $1.1 billion dollars. But McCain was only scolded by the Senate Ethics Committee for “poor judgment.” (1) (11)
McCain was also connected to AZ Majority Leader Burton Barr (whose net worth after 20 years in the AZ House had grown to $9 million). During Mecham’s 1986 primary with Barr, our investigation found Barr-invested companies selling hundreds of acres of land to County taxpayers for an Outer Loop route around Phoenix – the same route Barr “coincidentally” planned and mapped as senior member of the Maricopa Association of Governments. Remember, we mailed that damning information to Republican Primary Voters in 1986. Mecham became AZ’s Governor.
Ironically, in 1987 McCain was the first Republican to accuse new Republican Governor Mecham of corruption. Courts later found this to be false, but McCain’s lie gave our State House to Democrat Rose Mofford and then to another big McCain campaign donor, Fife Symington. In a few years, Governor Symington was convicted of seven felonies for defrauding lenders and filing false financial statements for his real estate businesses in the 1980s and early 90s. (4) (8)
I am a Republican, Marine, policeman and private investigator. McCain’s history was detailed to me by many policemen and reporters who also reminded me how McCain’s biggest connection had paid to have AZ Republic reporter, Don Bolles killed. Bolles’ dying words, “Mafia”, “Emprise” and “Adamson”, refer to the race track (Emprise) and Mafia-run wire service activities of Kemper Marley. Marley was an associate of Pulliam (Tully’s boss), Barr, Symington, Keating and 40-year-boss of John McCain’s father in law. After his arrest, long-time Marley crony, John Adamson, confessed in court that Kemper Marley had paid him and Max Dunlap $50,000 to kill Bolles. (6) (7) (11)
County Attorney Donald Harris declared Adamson’s confession and Bolles’ dying declaration were sufficient for a grand jury indictment of Marley. But AZ’s Attorney General, Bruce Babbitt, cancelled the grand jury. Publishers Pulliam and Tully noticeably ignored the murder of their reporter. No official prosecuted, investigated, or bothered to interview Kemper Marley, the man accused of paying for the car-bomb execution of an AZ Republic reporter – and who also paid over a half a million dollars to elect newcomer John McCain to Congress five years later. (1) (6) (7)
My fact-based book, “Casual Executions: assassinations in Arizona,” shows justice is blinded when newspapers misinform the public. Cover-ups of Soros links, Keating-Five and IRS-targeting are bad enough, but when newspapers ignore dying declarations, murder confessions and politicians using mobbed-up millionaires’ money, the result is John McCain. (7) (9) (10) (11)
William Heuisler – Republican, former Marine and Tucson police officer.