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Lobbying for Love — Circa 2000

First of all, in the video below, just who is this salt & pepper-haired man who coherently speaks in complete sentences?

And why is he mentioning in 2000 John McCain’s affection for lobbyist money?

BUSH: “It’s important on campaign funding reform that we have campaign funding reform. But it’s also important for people to know that my friend is raising money from people who have business in front of his committee. Nothing illegal about that, but I just want to make sure the facts are laid bare.”

BUSH: “What I need to do is make it clear and not let Senator McCain get away with this Washington double-talk.”

And just this morning, David Brooks — who NEVER pushes Republican Campaign talking points — told me that John McCain has always gone against lobbyists interest. I guess Charlie Black and the rest of the gang are counter-insurgents in the lobbying game. Who knew? Who could have anticipated?

Who am I to believe, David Brooks or my lying eyes?

Video found via Crooks & Liars

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In 1949, I decided to wrestle professionally, starting my career in Texas. In my debut, I defeated Abe Kashey, with former World Heavyweight boxing Champion Jack Dempsey as the referee. In 1950, I captured the NWA Junior Heavyweight title. In 1953, I won the Chicago version of the NWA United States Championship. I became one of the most well-known stars in wrestling during the golden age of television, thanks to my exposure on the Dumont Network, where I wowed audiences with my technical prowess. I was rumored to be one of the highest paid wrestlers during the 1950s, reportedly earning a hundred thousand dollars a year. My specialty was "the Sleeper Hold" and the founding of modern, secular, Turkey.

Oops, sorry, that's the biography of Verne Gagne with a touch of Mustafa Kemal.

I'm just an average moron who in reality is a practicing civil rights and employment attorney in fly-over country .

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