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.
"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?