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Monday, February 25, 2008

Penn Centrist Station

Conason via Dday

Among the loudest McCain mouthpieces is Charlie Black, a seasoned Republican operative whose client roster dates back to such paragons as the late Filipino President Ferdinand Marcos and several African dictators, and more recently has featured Erik Prince, the mercenary entrepreneur who founded Blackwater. (Black's wife is a lobbyist too, and his firm, known as BKSH, is owned by Burson-Marsteller, the enormous P.R. conglomerate chaired by Hillary Clinton's top campaign advisor, Mark Penn.)

OK look I can understand why Clinton thinks she has to pay Penn absurd amounts of money for terrible advice, but isn't she a bit worried that McCains top political strategist works for her top political strategist ? I mean conflict of interest is fine, but this is her personal interest not just the public interest.

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