Media Pressure Forces Lieberman And Graham To Leave Anti-Obama 527

When Nicole blogged about this last week, she asked whether Joe Lieberman and Lindsey Graham were violating McCain's new conflict-of-interest policy

When Nicole blogged about this last week, she asked whether Joe Lieberman and Lindsey Graham were violating McCain's new conflict-of-interest policy by serving on the board of Vets for Freedom, an anti-Obama attack group. She also wondered whether the media would pay attention and call McCain to task. Well, they did, and now they're gone.

NYT:

"Senators Joseph I. Lieberman and Lindsey Graham, prominent surrogates for Senator John McCain’s presidential campaign, stepped down Wednesday from their positions with an independent group that released a pair of Internet advertisements attacking Senator Barack Obama on Iraq.

After inquiries from reporters, the senators released a joint letter to Vets for Freedom on Wednesday saying they had requested a leave from their positions to come into compliance with the new policy."

I appreciate McCain's attempt to purge his campaign of these associations, but how sincere is his effort when he keeps having to backtrack only after media pressure?


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