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McCain's public relations officer has ties to Myanmar military junta

Original post made by a, Adobe-Meadows, on May 10, 2008

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.Web Link


Well, well. Georgie's possie exposed bit, by bit...that is all the anti-Gore, anti-global warming, War trigger happy, Fox News worshiping folks. W's grandfather had ties to the Nazi's too. I always said McCain was more of the same of Bush.

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Posted by Resident
a resident of Ventura
on May 11, 2008 at 11:17 am


He should be referred to exclusively as John "W" McCain.


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Posted by sara
a resident of Midtown
on May 12, 2008 at 4:09 pm



Ho hum,

Thats what political consultants/ PR hacks do, like defense lawyers

He has left the McCain program-- end of story

At least McCain did not sit and listen to the insane ranting of Burmas dictators for 20 YEARS nor did he drag his children at tender years to witness such rantings, in Chicago nor Burma


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Posted by a
a resident of Adobe-Meadows
on May 12, 2008 at 4:22 pm

Sara,
Your lack of concern that McCain has associated himself with the likes of Goodyear is shocking indeed. It's appalling how apathetic Republicans are about the company they keep.

So "ho hum" it's okay to prostitute yourself and represent a military dictatorship because "ho hum" it's just business?




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Posted by sssssshhhhh!
a resident of Adobe-Meadows
on May 12, 2008 at 4:28 pm

Whoops! Shush! No one's supposed to know about this.


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Posted by sara
a resident of Midtown
on May 12, 2008 at 4:56 pm



The fee was in 2002 and only 300k, thats a weeks work from a PR firm,

If obama hired a lawyer who had a firm that once represented a rapist or a murderer would you be upset? This topic is a RED HERRING



Do not expect anything useful from the UN in Burma, thats the real scandal, at least McCain condemned the regime in 2005

Following an investigation earlier this year 2008, Benedict Rogers, a human rights officer with Christian Solidarity Worldwide, reported appalling conditions in the country and among Burmese refugees.

"Burma continues to deteriorate into further political, human rights and humanitarian crises," Rogers writes. "Forced labor, rape, torture and the destruction of villages . . . continue to be perpetrated on a widespread and systematic basis."

Yet reports of this kind are met, at best, with empty proclamations by U.N. institutions charged with upholding human rights protections.

As anti-Americanism has become the raison d'etre of various U.N. member states, attempts by the United States to ratchet up international pressure against Burma have gone nowhere.

China and other human-rights abusers make sure that tough U.N. Security Council resolutions--an arms embargo, for example, or sanctions on banking transactions targeting top leaders--never see the light of day.

U.N. special rappateours, who have volumes to say about the treatment of prisoners at Guantanomo Bay, are mostly mute about the ethnic cleansing of the Karen and other indigenous groups.

The plight of tens of thousands of refugees, fleeing persecution and living in "severe and desperate poverty," receives almost no international attention.

The corrupt Human Rights Council--which confines most of its moral outrage to the state of Israel--has yet to unequivocally condemn Burma's chronic human-right atrocities.


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Posted by a
a resident of Adobe-Meadows
on May 12, 2008 at 5:31 pm

red herring my arse - typical Republican blustering....uh, uh, uh - don't look now, just keep shopping folks, don't mind the dirty business we do in Washington!

This Goodyear character ain't goin away. He's still very much part of the Republican party.

How can someone so high up in the Republican Party ...uh, your Presidential nominee... be associated with a military dictatorship?


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Posted by sara
a resident of Midtown
on May 12, 2008 at 5:35 pm



This dog dont hunt,

guess you are hopping for a dead cat bounce on this non story

good luck-- dont hold your breath


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Posted by sssssshhhhhh!
a resident of Adobe-Meadows
on May 12, 2008 at 5:36 pm

Just keep shopping folks, just keep shopping.


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Posted by quick and cheap
a resident of The Greenhouse
on May 12, 2008 at 6:01 pm

"The fee was in 2002 and only 300k, thats a weeks work from a PR firm"

Wow, those military junta guys are cheap. Shoulda gotten paid more. At least we know Goodyear can do it quick and cheap.


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Posted by America, open for business
a resident of Greenmeadow
on May 13, 2008 at 5:13 pm

As long as you got the money, I got the legs


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Posted by sara
a resident of Midtown
on May 13, 2008 at 5:17 pm



If you have got a wallet i have got a hoover.


What is the difference between a prostitute and a consultant?

There are some things a prostitute will not do for money


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Posted by a
a resident of Adobe-Meadows
on May 13, 2008 at 5:20 pm

"There are some things a prostitute will not do for money.'

Tell that Goodyear.


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Posted by sara
a resident of Midtown
on May 13, 2008 at 5:27 pm

All consultants already know that,it the freemarket,America love it or leave it


HOWEVER
obama will and has sold his soul and the souls of his children for political power in chicago

now even a consultant nor a hooker would do that


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