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Washington Monthly – A Historic Ticket

The McCain/Palin ticket is the first in American history in which both candidates were found to have violated ethics standards before a national election.

The nation has had 102 major-party tickets covering 51 presidential elections over more than two centuries. And we’ve never had a ticket in which both candidates on the same ticket were responsible for ethics violations before a national election. McCain/Palin is the first.

It makes the whole “reform” pitch a little more difficult, doesn’t it?