Tuesday, August 12, 2008

McCain Hates...Himself?

Otherwise, why would he appoint a high-ranking member of his own campaign who has actively lobbied against the Cuban embargo McCain says he supports? FDP asks the following questions:

1. What does it say about John McCain that he would appoint someone who has spent so many years working to end the embargo to such an important post in his campaign?

2. Is John McCain really the staunch supporter of the embargo he claims to be if he stands to make millions on the sale of Anheuser-Busch to a company that does business with Cuba, appoints a senior advisor that has worked to end the embargo, and refuses to meet with the Cuban American National Foundation?

3. In the event that John McCain became President, would he appoint people who have lobbied against the embargo to key posts in his Administration, where they would have direct influence on Cuba policy?

4. How will Cuban Americans react when they learn that McCain accepted $30,000 from a lobbying firm that is working to end the embargo and his lobbyist who tried to end the embargo and legitimize Castro's selling of the Havana Club trademark, after confiscating it during the revolution?

5. After giving McCain $9,200, how will the Bacardi family react when they learn of the fact that McCain's lobbyist has worked for years to block their claims on the Havana Club Trademark?

6. How will Republicans - including Mel Martinez, the Diaz-Balarts, Ros-Lehtinen, Ana Navarro, and others - react when they learn that McCain's lobbyist worked to end the embargo?

7. How will these McCain supporters react when they learn McCain's lobbyist worked to legitimize Castro's selling of the Havana Club trademark after confiscating it from the Bacardi family?

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