Pretty stunning stuff, actually.
I'd somewhat reversed my opinion on McCain since he last ran for president (at which point I thought he was a piece of shit), since I'd seen him say some sensible things in various speeches and interviews. I thought he seemed like a good guy who'd had to represent some reprehensible views in order to stand for the republican party.
Judging by this article, it was just another case of a politician saying some nice fluff in public while mercilessly working against the public good in the background. The whole Keating thing is absolutely astonishing.
And yet all we hear about in obituaries is that he was such a principled and great man, even from Obama. The term obsequious doesn't even begin to describe the media.