Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Whose Country?

Joe Lieberman:

In my opinion, the choice could not be more clear:....Between one candidate, John McCain, who has always put the country first...and one candidate who has not.
John McCain:
Today, we are all Georgians.
The Washington Post:
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.
And finally, a nice bit of understatement from Matt Yglesias:
If it were actually the case that we are all Georgians this would obviously be no big deal, but in the real world it’s a bit of an issue when an influential member of a major presidential campaign is an agent of a foreign government.