Wednesday, May 14, 2008

John McCain's Friends

McCain gets a lot of credit for being a man who has tried to take influence peddling out of politics. It is true that he has been involved in legislation to try to take money out of politics, what this picture obscures is McCain's own influence peddling... he has surrounded himself with lobbyists.
Recently, both a regional manager and the guy McCain tapped to run the GOP convention both stepped down because of lobbying they had done for Burma's vampire-state. Talk about bad timing.
At any rate, it appears that McCain is surrounded by this sort of thing, indeed, it appears an entire book could be written on McCain's chief political advisor, Charlie Black. He firm has been deeply involved in lobbying for the worst sorts of dictatorships and thugs. Mobutu Sese Seko, Jonas Savimbi, Siad Barre, Ferdinand Marcos and Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo. You just can't make this stuff up.
(Posted by Ewan)

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