"Americans expect us to go to Washington for the right reasons, and not just to mingle with the right people."
Perhaps you didn't hear all the way up in Alaska, but John McCain actually mingles with lots of people -- they're called lobbyists. From the horse's mouth:
"Having worked in Washington for so long, I can claim with gratitude a good number of lobbyists as friends and supporters, many of whom supported my presidential campaign." [John McCain, Worth the Fighting For, September 2002]
That's right, John McCain's good friends are convincing him to fight for their special interests by raising money for his campaign. In fact, by the dozens. It's the straightest talk money can buy.