This is not going to sit well with the party elders. According to right wing "blogger," Debbie Schlussel, Senator John McCain has removed Ali Jawad,
April 29, 2008

This is not going to sit well with the party elders. According to right wing "blogger," Debbie Schlussel, Senator John McCain has removed Ali Jawad, a businessman who was convicted of mail and insurance fraud, from the Finance Committee of his Michigan campaign. Schlussel also claims (with no links or proof offered) Jawad has strong ties to Hezbollah:

And, unlike the Barack Obama who clings to anti-Semites and terrorism supporters, John McCain did the right thing: He dumped Ali Jawad--an open Hezbollah supporter and key agent of the terrorist group in the Detroit area. Jawad is also a federal insurance fraud convict. Read on... (warning: low intelligence, high-froth link)

You would think a hardcore xenophobe like Debbie would wish nothing but pain and scorn upon the aging Senator, but in fact, she does just the opposite. According to her, dumping a known fraud who supposedly has ties to Hezbollah from his campaign proves McCain is a Maverick:

I congratulate John McCain and his campaign because they proved that McCain truly is a maverick and independent of the Republican establishment who brought Mr. Jawad to his campaign.

Riiiight. Deb wasn't the only right winger to heap praise on McCain, Little Green Footballs got into the act;

Big LGF kudos to John McCain for dumping an open Hizballah supporter from his Michigan Finance Committee.

Shouldn't they be calling for his deportation or worse? I don't get it.

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