JOHN McCAIN UPDATE….A few days ago John McCain hired Terry Nelson as his campaign manager for the 2008 election. Nelson is the guy responsible for the “bimbo” ad in the Tennessee Senate race this year, but as Ari Berman points out, that’s hardly the end of his resume:
Nelson’s palate is not simply limited to racist ads. He was an unindicted co-conspirator in the effort spearheaded by Tom DeLay to illegally funnel corporate cash to Texas legislature candidates in 2002. He oversaw the guy who was convicted of improperly jamming Democratic Party phones in New Hampshire in 2002.
It’s more than a little ironic that McCain, Mr. Straight Talk Express, has chosen a campaign manager whose career represents a laundry list of scandal. It begs the question: Is McCain a hypocrite, a fraud, or both?