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McCain Scrubs King From Website


EDGE Media Network Contributor

Saturday July 12, 2008

Now you see him, now you don't.

Feeding the rumors that Alabama Attorney General Troy King will be the latest conservative Republican caught in a gay sex scandal is the fact that yesterday the John McCain website scrubbed any reference of King.

King is (or was) the chairman of John McCain's Alabama Leadership Team.

Rumors have been circulating for the past few days that King was caught in bed with his assistant - a former Homecoming King at Troy University (no less) - by his wife and has been banished from his home. His office has denied the rumors and has said he has no plans to resign.

Here's more from the website Pensito Review:

"The story about King has been circulating in the gay press, but no one had reported King's connection with the McCain campaign until we published the story, 'McCain's Alabama Chairman Reportedly Outed - Attorney General Troy King Has a Record of Homophobic Rhetoric,' earlier today.

"We happened upon the scrubbing of the campaign website as we did fact-checking this afternoon. At about 2:30 p.m PDT, when we checked the McCain campaign website, we found a news release from January on this page announcing the Alabama politicians who had joined McCain's 'leadership team.' The list included King, who was indeed named state campaign chairman.

"A few minutes after we published the article, a reader left a comment alerting us that the link to the McCain website led to the blank page that is there now.

"A search on the campaign site for "Troy King" returned no results, however a Google search for "Troy King" and "John McCain" still produced a link to the now-blank McCain campaign webpage near the top of the results as of 4 p.m. today (July 11, 2008.)"

Part of the original (now scrubbed) press release stated:

"John McCain is the best hope for conservatives to succeed in November," said Attorney General Troy King. 'He is a principled conservative with a clear record of supporting a strong national defense, fighting for fiscal responsibility, and defending the sanctity of life. John McCain has served our country his entire life, and I am honored to lead his efforts here in Alabama.'

John McCain thanked the leadership of his Alabama campaign. 'As a representative in the United States Congress, Spencer has displayed his commitment to the people of Alabama,' said Senator McCain. 'Troy is an outstanding public servant and passionate advocate for the rule of law. Both of these men are dedicated to the principles of limited government and traditional values that we share. I'm proud to have Republican leaders and dedicated public servants like Spencer Bachus and Troy King leading my campaign to victory in Alabama.'

A search of John McCain's site brought numerous references to Martin Luther King, but none of Troy King. Nor did a search for "Alabama Leadership Team."