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Divest Your Hypocrisy, before the Media Starts Covering You

Timmeh said (and you know you can always trust him):

I mean, it is only May. This has been going on for some time but it will be a long, long campaign. And when Senator McCain is back in the media’s light, he’ll receive the same scrutiny.

I guess it’s a good thing then that McCain and his wife can take care of all those hypocritical things now, so they’ll be old news in June and July.

In an April 24, 2007 speech on energy at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) criticized China for opposing sanctions in Darfur, saying that the reason it refused to do so was because “China needs Sudan’s oil.”

Shame on you China, only investing in Sudan for oil. How dare you exploit others suffering for your prurient national interests. You tell ’em Maverick. What kind of monstrous person would continue to invest in such a vile regime?


Cindy McCain, whose husband has been a critic of the violence in Sudan, sold off more than $2 million in mutual funds whose holdings include companies that do business in the African nation.

The sale on Wednesday came after The Associated Press questioned the investments in light of calls by John McCain, the likely Republican presidential nominee, for international financial sanctions against the Sudanese leadership.

And what are those investments in?

holdings in Oil & Natural Gas Corp., an India-based company that does business in Sudan. The American Funds Capital World Growth & Income Fund also has holdings in Petrochina, a Chinese government-owned oil company with vast investments in Sudan.


We still cannot see those tax returns though.

(pic from peeppics2008)

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