Website Politico gets a scalp: “John McCain‘s campaign asked a prominent Republican consultant, Craig Shirley, to leave his official campaign role Thursday after a Politico inquiry about Shirley’s dual role consulting for the campaign and for an independent ’527′ group opposing the Democratic presidential candidates. The campaign also released a new conflict of interest policy barring such arrangements.” Shirley is the most recent Team McCain departure: two other staffers were jettisoned last weekend because of their ties to Myanmar’s brutal military government. Still there: the guy who turns a blind eye to testicle-eating.
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