The Straight Talk Express runs on Goodyear

Well, it did

Sometimes I worry the GOP will pull off a presidential win. Then stuff like this happens and realize my time would be better spent worrying giant radioactive cockroaches will take over the country* (via AssPress):

The man picked by the John McCain campaign to run the 2008 Republican National Convention resigned Saturday after a report that his lobbying firm used to represent the military regime in Myanmar.

Doug Goodyear resigned as convention coordinator and issued a two sentence statement:

“Today I offered the convention my resignation so as not to become a distraction in this campaign. I continue to strongly support John McCain for president, and wish him the best of luck in this campaign.”

Goodyear, chief executive of lobbying firm DCI Group, resigned a few hours after Newsweek posted a story posted online that the company was paid $348,000 in 2002 and 2003 to represent Myanmar’s junta.

I’m sure he would have ‘fessed up on his own if this story hadn’t come out. Just like Bob Allen was so forthcoming about his fondness for drinking protein shakes straight from the tap.

So what was Doug “Flat” Goodyear’s Mission for Burma?

Newsweek said the firm drafted news releases praising Burma’s efforts to curb the drug trade and denouncing claims by the Bush administration that the regime engaged in rape and other abuses [emphasis added].

Man, no wonder the GOPers are dead set against legalized prostitution. They don’t want the competition.


*Assuming I would notice.

Update: Could have sworn I hit Publish last night. You’re better off reading The Carpetbagger Report, especially if you have small children in the house.


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