John McCain and Charlie Keating: Remember?

By Amy Silverman

If Tom Fitzpatrick were alive today, the guy wouldn't believe his eyes.

In 1991, the late New Times columnist devoted one of his classic diatribes to the notion that no one would ever forget the role Arizona's U.S. senators, John McCain and Dennis DeConcini, had played as two of the Keating Five.

Here we are, 17 years later. America stands on the edge of a cliff, on the verge of toppling John McCain into the presidency -- and the role of addressing a tremendous financial crisis.

Maybe it's a good time to remember the Keating Five and the role McCain played.