Monday, May 19, 2008

McCain's Finance Co-Chair Resigns in Ongoing Lobbyist Purge


Tom Loeffler resigned from the McCain campaign today. (Associated Press)

Why doesn't JiSM just quit?

It seems like there's a stampede out of John McCain's presidential campaign as he tries desperately to demonstrate that an entire campaign composed of lobbyists doesn't mean that he, himself, is just a informal lobbyist who has been elected to the US Senate. According to the Washington Post,
Tom Loeffler, the national finance co-chair for Sen. John McCain's presidential campaign, resigned from the campaign today because of his lobbying ties, a campaign adviser said.

His is the fifth person to sever ties with the campaign amid a growing concern about whether lobbyists have too great an influence over McCain and the campaign. Last week, campaign manager Rick Davis issued a new policy that requires all campaign personnel to either resign or sever ties with lobbying firms or outside political groups. WaPost
Now, this is some fertile territory for research and someone seems already to be mining it very effectively. Let's see how many more of John McCain's top aides turn out to be mercenaries for the same large corporations that are already bleeding the US Treasury dry.

2 comments:

AgentX said...

Rick Davis, a lobbyist himself, telling staff members to resign or sever ties to lobbying firms. Oh, the IRONY!

Ricky Davis once lobbied on behalf of a Peronist politician out of Argentina, a politician who made several anti-semitic remarks.
http://www.mccainsource.com/corruption?id=0003
He (the Argentinian) called a reporter a "Jewish flea-bag" after the reporter found out about his dirt.
But he's #10 in a long list of scumbags.

Speaking of the "list" apparently the WaPo was wrong about the lobbyist list. There have been at least 118, that's right 118 LOBBYISTS running his campaign or raising money for him
http://www.mccainsource.com/corruption?id=0006
So it looks like your "fishing expedition" just got really easy.
I told you that you'd find another Burma in here; One of McCain's lobbyists buddies lobbied on behalf of Kurdistan. (Daveport)

118 lobbyists? He has had more lobbyists working for him than the entire staff of a baseball team! May even be more than a football team, too.

Walter said...

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