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The Empty Wig's husband shills for Dubai Ports World


Former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole hasn’t been on pitching Viagra lately, but now he’s going to earn a paycheck lobbying for the company that is slated to take control of several major U.S. ports.

The (useless) North Carolina Senator’s husband will attempt to smooth the ruffled Republican feathers over this deal. (Raw Story):

CNN’s Andrea Koppel reports: “The Dubai-based company at the center of a controversy over the management of six U.S. seaports has hired former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole to lobby on its behalf against bipartisan criticism of the deal, a Dole aide said Wednesday.

“The 1996 Republican presidential candidate was “engaged” by Dubai Ports World shortly after lawmakers on both sides of the aisle began expressing their strong opposition to the deal, said Mike Galloway, an aide to the retired senator.

…”Dole is a special counsel in the Washington office of the law firm Alston & Bird. DP World hired the firm in 2005 to help shepherd its purchase of the British-based firm Peninsular and Oriental, which currently manages the U.S. ports, Galloway said.

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