Wednesday, August 13, 2008
I Hope You're Paying Attention to All This
This is just incredible.
• McCain's principle foreign policy advisor, a neo-con wacko named Randy Scheunemann, has been paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to lobby McCain and others on behalf of the country of Georgia. The story here.
• McCain is having daily telephone conversations with Georgia's president.
• On CNN today, the Georgian president said, "Yesterday, I heard Sen. McCain say, ‘We are all Georgians now. Well, very nice, you know, very cheering for us to hear that, but OK, it’s time to pass from this. From words to deeds.”
• McCain is now sending Joe Lieberman and Lindsey Graham as his delegates to Georgia! Talking Points Memo says it's hilarious. I think it's outrageous! Do we have a State Department, or do we not? Do we have a president, or do we not? If Condi had any -- um, gumption -- she would smack these guys down good and hard. Here's hoping Graham and Lieberman don't sign some sort of mutual assistance agreement with Georgia. And I'm only half kidding.
This whole episode is saying an awful lot about the kind of president McCain would make: reckless and crazy.