Re: McCain Defends Lobbyist Ties
- From: "Bugman" <jmposing@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 23 Feb 2008 09:54:15 -0600
"Joe Steel" <aa10021@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
McCain Defends Lobbyist Ties
Friday, February 22, 2008 12:30 PM
McCain was asked how he squares his image as a fighter of special
interests with the fact that his senior campaign team is largely made
up with lobbyists. McCain has battled to reform the system of
influence in Washington through campaign finance restrictions, new
ethics rules and opposition to the use of earmarks by members of
Congress to fund pet projects.
"I square it one way," McCain said. "The right to represent interests
or groups of Americans is a constitutional right. There are people
that represent firemen, civil servants, retirees, and those people are
legitimate representatives of a variety of interests in America.
The thing is, his campaign staff lobbyists don't represent firemen, civil
servants and retirees. McCain's lobbyists represent corporations who are
trying to rig the process to favor their own interests.
Yep. He said there are people who represent them. Not that any of them were
on his staff.