The Ghost of Snapped Shot

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McCain for Burma's Junta??

It would seem that as Obama has a problem with campaign workers lobbying for money to Hamas, McCain also has problems in his nest. From NewsWeek comes this tidbit...

the man chosen by John McCain's presidential campaign to run this summer's GOP convention--Arizonan Doug Goodyear--was causing some headaches within the ranks. The problem? Goodyear is CEO of DCI Group,... DCI was paid $348,000 in 2002 to represent Burma's military junta, leading "a PR campaign to burnish the junta's image, drafting releases praising Burma's efforts to curb the drug trade and denouncing 'falsehoods' by the Bush administration that the regime engaged in rape and other abuses."

So, how does one defend oneself from accusations that you defended the reprehensible?

Ironically enough, though, Goodyear defended his involvement with the brutal Burmese regime in Isikoff's original story. "It was our only foreign representation, it was for a short tenure, and it was six years ago,"

It was such a long time ago. Let by-gones by by-gones. No sense to dredge up old history that people just as soon want to forget. People change, right?

Wow, glad that is over. Whew. Ooops.. What, there is another one? Read on my friends...From the Politico (not always trustworthy source of news though)

The second McCain aide in as many days has left the campaign over ties to a public relations firm that once represented the Burmese junta. Doug Davenport, one of McCain's 11 regional campaign managers, quit his post today, a McCain spokeswoman said in response to an inquiry. [Jill Hazelbaker] said Davenport quit this morning for the same reason that spurred McCain's hand-picked convention manager to resign yesterday: connections to the DCI Group.

the report also put immense pressure on Davenport, who had run DCI's lobbying practice before signing on with McCain last month to run Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, Kentucky and West Virginia for McCain.

You know, for a candidate for president who has touted campaign finance reforms to get rid of money out of politics, to eliminate the effect lobbyists have on candidates and to be seen as the choice for conservatives, John (I am not angry) McCain sure does have a lot of lobbyists on his staff.

Could this really mean that Hillary is turning out to be the most conservative and untainted candidate of the three?? OMG!!!!! The world really IS going to end soon in Armageddon!!!!


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