(Washington D.C.) Ucs News- John MCcain is already bringing change to Washington. The Arizona Senator’s campaign apparatus has taken on so many lobbyists the entrenched special interests are scrambling to maintain control of the US Government.
John McCain has had at least 177 lobbyists running his campaign and raising money for him. The McCain Seven-all lobbyists-control the campaign filling roles from senior foreign policy advisor and finance co-chair all the way up to head of command, campaign manager. The McCain Seven make sure special interests come first.
In addition to the day to day operations of the McCain campaign, the Senator has hired more lobbyists to plan his transition. (should he will the White House). William E. Timmons Sr., A prominent Washington lobbyist who has worked for every Republican President since Richard Nixon. Timmons assisted the transition teams of both Ronald Reagan in 1980 and George W. Bush in 2000.
The shortage of lobbyists is causing many organizations to institute 12 and 18 hour hour work schedules for their remaining staffers. According to lobbyists at Republican favorite firm Greenberg Traurig, “We are really struggling to influence both the incoming Democrats and out going Republicians…It’s a mess.” Greenberg Traurig has it’s team buying congressmen breakfast, lunch , dinner while still sponsoring late-night whoring and gambling sessions.
John McCain’s Campaign Manager, and former Telecom lobbyist Rick Davis has comforting words for overworked Washington lobbyists. “Don’t worry, with any luck we will be in control for another 4 years. I can guarantee the McCain administration’s army of lobbyists on the inside will make life easy for special interests.”