Wouldn’t you like to pick up a piece of land from the Army — with special water rights where water is all-important — for a quarter of a million bucks and sell it at a $20 million profit two years later? You can. Just make friends with John McCain.
Why the New York Times chose the eve of the Pennsylvania primary to run this story. virtually guaranteeing that it won’t develop any legs, is beyond me. Note that since McCain’s wife — the one with the money, the one who was in a business deal with Charles Keating at the time when her husband helped Keating bilk the taxpayers of $2.3 billion — has refused to release her tax returns, we can’t know what sort of financial goodies Donald Diamond has managed to slip her over the years.