The public’s ranking of the honesty and ethics of members of Congress is at the lowest level it has ever been according to Gallup’s polling. While Congress has never been looked on too kindly, the level of distrust the American people now feel towards members of Congress is unprecedented. Just how bad is the American [...]
|By: Lindsay Beyerstein Thursday August 21, 2008 10:13 am|
The Obama camp is releasing a ad in Georgia slamming John McCain accepting campaign fundraising from Jack Abramoff’s crony Ralph Reed. As the voice over says, McCain headed up a major Senate inquiry into the Abramoff. The Senator used the so-called “Gimme Five” hearings to cast himself as a bipartisan maverick tough on public corruption.
|By: Cliff Schecter Friday June 13, 2008 12:38 pm|
Isn’t this pretty? It turns out that Rick Davis, who I guess is enforcing the “no lobbying” rule on the McCain Campaign–or should we say guideline–lobbied for a Kremlin-backed tyrant who tried to poison his opponent to keep him from ousting him in a democratic election.
You probably remember this story, but I am guessing you didn’t know that McCain’s Campaign Manager, Davis, worked for the guy (Viktor Yanukovich) who attempted to
|By: Cliff Schecter Tuesday June 10, 2008 11:27 am|
In McCain’s defense, he would have had to go far outside his personal network to find a non-lobbyist for this task.
Ok, back to the story.
McCain chose Arthur Culvahouse, Reagan’s White House counsel from 1987-1989, to head up his Veep search. Besides being a Reagan lawyer, Culvahouse was also a partner at O’Melveny & Myers, where he lobbied for the Civil Justice Reform Group, which pushed Congress to pass “tort reform.”
|By: Cliff Schecter Wednesday May 21, 2008 7:17 am|
We previously showed you the clip here at The Silo of the web ad. The national cable ad is similar. Here is part of the release:New TV Ad Exposes McCain’s Lobbyist Ties,Calls For McCain to Fire Chief Advisor Charlie BlackA new national television ad calls on John McCain to fire his chief campaign advisor, lobbyist Charlie Black.