Welcome to the McCain administration, where your foreign policy will be run by lobbyists and your president will be prepped by paid flacks for diplomatic phone calls:
While Aide Advised McCain, His Firm Lobbied for Georgia
Campaign Dismisses Timing of Phone Call, Contract
By Matthew Mosk and Jeffrey H. Birnbaum
Washington Post Staff Writers
Sen. John McCain's top foreign policy adviser prepped his boss for an April 17 phone call with the president of Georgia and then helped the presumptive Republican presidential nominee prepare a strong statement of support for the fledgling republic.
The day of the call, a lobbying firm partly owned by the adviser, Randy Scheunemann, signed a $200,000 contract to continue providing strategic advice to the Georgian government in Washington.
Thought it was hard to top the Bush-Cheney cabal's spit-in-your-face Energy Task Force, where oil company executives authored our energy policy? Think again.
John McCain and his lackeys have taken being in someone's pocket to a whole new level. Heck, look at the cross-marketing campaign they've got going, with Georgian President Saakashvilli giving their man a personal shout-out when the cameras turn his way.
And of course, when he presumes to speak for all Americans, it will be nice to know it's a cross between an advertorial and a paid endorsement!
We're not just looking at the third Bush term. This is the third Bush term on international steroids. Which country will own your president next week, hmmmmm?
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