Another lobbyist leaves the McCain camp:
Former Rep. Thomas G. Loeffler, a Texan who is among the McCain campaign’s most important advisers and fundraisers, has resigned as a national co-chair over lobbying entanglements, a Republican source told Politico on Sunday.
It’s at least the fifth lobbying-related departure from the campaign in a week.
The McCain campaign, already facing the prospect of being badly outgunned in the general election, now also must cope with the disruption of the lobbying shakeout.
The McCain campaign’s stringent approach to the issue is provoking a bit of grumbling from some of its Washington allies, who point out that a lobbyist’s function is enshrined in the Constitution.
“No one in real America cares,” said one key Republican. “But McCain cares.”
I love the spin by a “key Republican” there. Most people don’t care, but McMaverick does! That is why he is getting rid of the lobbyists one by one!
Did he just not notice what they all did for a living? I am not the smartest man, but I vaguely remember the right-wing FREAKING OUT over a piece in the NY Times in which it was asserted that McCain may be so convinced of his ethics that he is blind to all the crap going on around him (and truth be told, the article was sleazy for attempting to inject sex into the storyline). I didn’t just imagine all that uproar, did I?
Let’s just put it this way- for a guy who prides himself on straight talk and not being swayed by the evils of money or lobbyists, John McCain sure seems to have a whole bunch of lobbyist friends and a lot of lobbyists working for him.
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Here is a film full of McMavericky McStraght Talk: