Once again, John McCain's words and actions just don't jive:
William Timmons, the Washington lobbyist who John McCain has named to head his presidential transition team, aided an influence effort on behalf of Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein to ease international sanctions against his regime.
The two lobbyists who Timmons worked closely with over a five year period on the lobbying campaign later either pleaded guilty to or were convicted of federal criminal charges that they had acted as unregistered agents of Saddam Hussein's government.
It's a long article, but well worth reading. This guy was directly involved, through two intermediaries, in trying to get the sanctions against Iraq eased, and (according to the article) stood to make a chunk of a $45 million windfall if his efforts had been successful.
Here we have a long-term lobbyist who was in collusion with two others that were later convicted for their roles in this whole thing - including the notorious "oil-for-food" program - who is now hired by McCain (the self-proclaimed champion of restricting lobbyists, eliminating special interest influence, and clearing out government corruption) to manage the transition if McCain wins.
So the next time someone starts calling Obama's PAST associations into question, remind them that what matters more is the CURRENT associations of their preferred candidate. Then ask them if they know the old adage about glass houses and throwing stones.