Bending the Third Rail
Because We Should, We Can, We Do
Wednesday, March 22, 2006
Ahhh, Well, ahhhhhh
This is astounding. John McCain recently hired a former Bushie who was heavily involved with Tom DeLay. In fact, the guy was named in the DeLay indictment. Yet, when confronted with the information by a caller to a talk show, McCain seems to have not known?
CALLER: Thanks, I had a question for the senator. For a reformer, I'm kind of curious why he would hire a guy like Terry Nelson as a senior advisor.

Here's a guy who was actually in the indictment of DeLay on his money laundering charges. When he was at the RNC, he agreed to take the corporate contributions from DeLay's PAC and then recycle them back into the Republican congressional races.

And he was also, this guy Nelson was also the supervisor of James Tobin, who was the guy convicted last year for helping jam the Democratic get-out-the-vote lines in New England a couple years ago.

So I'm curious why would you hire someone with such a shady background?

MCCAIN: None of those charges are true.

CALLER: You don't believe what was actually written in the indictment from Texas?


CARLSON [show host]: All right.

[nervous laughter]

MCCAIN: I will check it out. But I've never heard of such a thing. I know that he was a grassroots organizer for President Bush year 2000 and 2004, and had a very important job in the Bush campaign as late as 2004, but the other charges I will go and look and see if any of them are true, but I've never heard of them before.
This sounds like Bush redux. He's either:

1) Lying.

2) Incompetent.