For weeks now, the Prophet Barack, Harbinger of Hope, Change, and Waffles, has been slamming John McCain for ties to lobbyists.
Well, what do you know?
To be honest, I’m a little surprised Newsweek carried this, given how in-the-tank for Obama their recent articles have been. Good for them for not giving Obama and Axelrod a pass on this.
Of course, by tomorrow the Obama campaign will be denouncing any questions about Axelrod’s company’s lobbying to deny health care to the poor as "unhelpful to Michelle’s children." Or a "smear by the Republican attack machine." (Newsweek?) Or their favorite, "a distraction from the real issues facing America."
Such as health care, O Prophet?
Don’t misunderstand me: there may have been perfectly good policy reasons for opposing state-supplied health care for the indigent poor. But for the company run by Obama’s right-hand man to be the chief architect of that campaign when the candidate advocates universal coverage, is …what’s that word I want? Oh, yeah.
So much for the "new politics."
(hat tip: The Weekly Standard)