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?