Team McCain Just Fine With Its Testicle-eating Ties

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HAVING A BALL McCain

Two Republican politicos lost their gigs with John McCain’s campaign this weekend because of their ties to Myanmar’s brutal military government. Doug Goodyear, who was to organize the GOP convention, and Doug Davenport, who was to manage McCain’s campaign in the Mid-Atlantic region, tendered their resignations following a cyclone-triggered burst of media interest in the duo’s lobbying on behalf of Myanmar in 2002. Makes sense, we guess, given that the junta’s cruelty is now on full display for a global audience, but it nonetheless raises questions about staff purity standards at Team McCain. Why, some might ask, do these chumps have to walk the plank while other McCain aides who have lobbied for tyrants, terrorists, and testicle-eaters get to stay aboard? Uh, probably because the other guys are running the friggin’ campaign! A quick look at some McCain insiders who didn’t get pushed out of their jobs despite their sketchy foreign business associates …

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