The saga of McCain’s lobbyists..
“Whenever there’s a corrupt system, then you’re going to have these birds of prey descend on it to get their share of the spoils,”
“Lobbyists don’t come to my office. Because they know they’re not going to be an earmark. They know they’re not going to get a pork-barrel project. Senator Obama’s gotten lots of ’em.:”
“I would not allow anyone who worked for my administration to go back to lobbying,” McCain said. “They would have to make that pledge.”
They won’t go back to lobbying? Well, perhaps that’s because they are lobbyists NOW, and they are just on a ‘leave of absence’ from those lucrative positions.
Listen to him say all the quotes above here.
The DNC has released a short ad condemning McCain for his fuckwittery regarding lobbyists.
The website McCainsLobbyists.com is a great interactive site to actually get the lowdown on many of the 159 lobbyists that work for him in some capacity; fundraising, running his campaign or advising him on major policy issues. ProgressiveAccountability.org has an excellent listing. It lists who they worked for, their clients and the issues they lobbied on as well as their current position inside McCain’s campaign. PA’s list seems endless when you first happen on the site.
This batshit-crazy old coot really must think we are all idiots. What else explains it? Its not like his lobbying brigade is a classified state secret.
Another thing to remember…even if they have left the “official” capacity of working on/in/for the campaign, many of them are still fundraising for him. Something lobbyists are very good at.
And we thought it couldn’t get any worse than George Bush…jesus, were we wrong. McCain i a lying sack of sheep shit that transcends The Shrub m’dear reader.