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John *No Straight Talk Here* McCain*s Lobbying Problems O Day
 


23 May 2008 at 10:34:43 AM
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Yesterday, the Washington Post did an article about all the lobbyists who are hand in glove with John McCain RUNNING HIS CAMPAIGN.

Here's from the Washington Post about Charlie Black

But for half a decade in the 1980s, Black was also Jonas Savimbi's man in the capital city. His lobbying firm received millions from the brutal Angolan guerrilla leader and took advantage of Black's contacts in Congress and the White House.

Justice Department records that Black's firm submitted under the Foreign Agents Registration Act detail frequent meetings with lawmakers and their staffs and lavish spending by Black and his partners as they attempted to ensure support for Savimbi, whose UNITA movement was fighting the Marxist Angolan government.

Then in his 30s, Black already had established himself as a pioneer of the revolving door between campaign consulting and lobbying, having been a senior adviser on President Ronald Reagan's reelection campaign before returning to K Street. And his clients, as often as not, were foreign leaders eager to burnish their reputations.

In addition to Savimbi, Black and his partners were at times registered foreign agents for a remarkable collection of U.S.-backed foreign leaders whose human rights records were sometimes harshly criticized, even as their opposition to communism was embraced by American conservatives. They included Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos, Mobutu Sese Seko of Zaire, Nigerian Gen. Ibrahim Babangida, Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre, and the countries of Kenya and Equatorial Guinea, among others.

Now From Today in the Wall Street Journal about ANOTHER Lobbyist Buddy from McCain

For a decade, Randy Scheunemann has been a campaign staffer to John McCain, an ideological ally in the fight to contain Russian power -- and a lobbyist seeking the Arizona senator's support for former Soviet states.

Their long relationship is typical in Washington, where Sen. McCain has served in Congress since 1983, and it helps illustrate why the Republican presidential candidate is on the defense over ties to lobbyists.

The lobbying group Mr. Scheunemann founded in 2001, Orion Strategies LLC, has earned $2.6 million from clients for whom Mr. Scheunemann directly lobbied Sen. McCain and his staff, Justice Department records ...

As Think Progress notes, despite Scheunemann saying he didn't work for them anymore,... he DOES.

USA Today reported on Wednesday that Schenunemenn had “lobbied the Arizona senator’s staff on behalf of the republic of Georgia while he was working for the campaign.” But the McCain campaign is keeping Schenunemenn aboard, claiming that its new ethics policy is “not retroactive” and therefore does not apply to Scheunemann.

Catch that? How HILAR!!! So, to McCain, ethics policies are NOT RETROACTIVE. Bwahahahahahahahah.


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