Sunday, May 11, 2008

Mr. Reform's glass house

Kind of a problem to be the candidate who crusaded to "get big money out of politics," then you pick a lobbyist to run the Republican Convention:
The public relations executive whom Senator John McCain’s campaign had chosen to run the Republican National Convention this summer resigned his post on Saturday after a magazine reported that his firm had lobbied for the military junta that runs Myanmar.
The executive, Doug Goodyear, said in a statement that he was stepping down as the coordinator of the convention, which will be held Sept. 1-4 in Minneapolis-St. Paul, “so as not to become a distraction in this campaign.”
“I continue to strongly support John McCain for president and wish him the best of luck in this campaign,” the two-sentence statement concluded.
Mr. Goodyear is the chief executive and a founding partner of the DCI Group. . . . He offered his resignation after Newsweek reported that his firm had been paid $348,000 in 2002 to represent the junta.
See, that's why I'm "The Other McCain," to make clear the distinction between myself and McCain-Feingold, Kennedy-McCain and now Myanmar McCain.

(Via Memeorandum.)

UPDATE: Thanks for the link, Michelle Malkin, who notes this Pittsburgh Tribune-Review column about Myanmar McCain's "outreach":
McCain had made significant progress in reaching out to conservatives over the last month or so. But his La Raza embrace is a serious lapse of judgment, one of a number of lapses that, if the primaries are a valid indicator, could lead to a full quarter of the Republican electorate staying home on Nov. 4.
Reaching out? I certainly didn't notice any "reaching out" to conservatives, but maybe I wasn't paying attention. Did he call for the repeal of McCain-Feingold? Did he repudiate No Child Left Behind and the Medicare prescription drug bill? Did he at least do the Obama "mistake" move and "distance himself" from Ted Kennedy?

No, he did none of these things. He's an unrepentant RINO -- a La Raza RINO! Good luck with that in November.

UPDATE II: A second McCain campaign aide has resigned over ties to DCI.

UPDATE III: Linked at Free Republic, where someone posted this clever Photoshop job:

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