The Kremlin tore in to John McCain via his chief foreign policy adviser, Randy Scheunemann, on Saturday. The Russians, angry at McCain’s strong statement denouncing Russia’s invasion of Georgia, pointed out that Scheunemann had lobbied for American ally Georgia.
At the same time the Kremlin was attacking John McCain for Scheunemann’s ties to Georgia . . . you guessed it . . . Barack Obama’s campaign attacked McCain for Scheunemann’s connection to the Republic of Georgia.
Here, though, is the real kicker. Obama, embarrassed by his initial reaction, has had to move toward McCain’s position.
No word on when Obama will apologize to Randy Scheunemann for joining the Russians in smearing him.
It is also worth pointing out that Georgia is an American ally with whom we have military relations. Obama attacked a man who lobbies for an American ally.
Not all lobbyists are bad. Obama should know given the high number of lobbyists he surrounds himself with.