That infamous racist attack ad against Rep. Harold Ford Jr. is just one of many recent accomplishments by Republican Party operative Terry Nelson. That little stunt got him fired from consulting to Wal-Mart. Nelson was also named in the recent robocall scandal in New Hampshire and was an un-indicted co-conspirator in the Tom Delay money-laundering scandal.
So, why would Sen. John McCain, the supposed "straight talker" and "maverick", hire an ethically-challenged political hack to manage his 2008 presidential campaign? And why did Washington Post political columnist Chris Cillizza
and McCain groupie make absolutely no mention of Nelson's troubling history when reporting the announcement?
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg had a great answer last week when asked about the likely presidential campaign by the senator from Arizona. "Is it McCain from the 'Straight-Talk Express' or the guy that went to Liberty University?"
McCain Picks Campaign Chief (ABC News)
Vote Theft, Robocalls, and Terry Nelson (AlterNet)
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