My favorite portion of the Koch piece that DougJ linked to was the following:
The Kochs also took the Democratic attacks seriously, assembling a crisis communication team including consultants Michael Goldfarb – a former editor at the conservative Weekly Standard who worked on Arizona Sen. John McCain’s 2008 GOP presidential campaign and now works at firm where he represents McCain’s running mate Palin among other clients – and Ron Bonjean, a veteran GOP Capitol Hill press hand and occasional pundit who was a top adviser to Sens. Jon Kyl of Arizona, Trent Lott of Mississippi and former House Speaker Denny Hastert of Illinois.
A new media consultant who worked on the McCain campaign, Soren Dayton, was hired last year to handle corporate issues, while Julie Soderlund, a veteran California GOP operative who worked for Schwarzenegger and the failed California GOP Senate campaign of Carly Fiorina, was retained last week to help with an anticipated barrage of media scrutiny of the conference and the protests, which never quite materialized.
Soren Dayton is a former Red State guy who was the only person that I am aware of to actually cross the line in the McCain campaign and get suspended who later started a blog with “new media consultant” Patrick Ruffini and Jon (“But I’m a libertarian!”) Henke at The Next Right. But the one whose presence cracked me up was Goldfarb, who is basically the political equivalent of metabolic syndrome. If there is something scummy and nasty and bad going on, just poke around and you’ll find him there.
The ubiquitous Nancy Pfotenhauer, also a McCain campaign shill, also gets a mention. Such a quality crew the Senator from Arizona put together.