Verbatim | The Old Boys Network In Washington

“Yesterday, John McCain actually said that if he’s president that he’ll take on, and I quote, ‘the old boys network in Washington.’ Now I’m not making this up. This is somebody who’s been in Congress for twenty-six years, who put seven of the most powerful Washington lobbyists in charge of his campaign. And now he tells us that he’s the one who’s gonna’ to take on the old boys network. The old boys network? In the McCain campaign that’s called a staff meeting. Come, on!” – Barack Obama

via: andrew sullivan


  • What does activist British expatriate Andrew Sullivan know about the old boy’s network? Seriously, anyone truly aware of Capitol Hill politics knows that McCain has made a career bucking the trends and status quo.

    Just look at how his own party and the D.C. establishment in general ripped-into him on issues such as campaign reform and/or immigration. Fact is, Sullivan is simply acting as a mouth piece for the DNC instead of providing real news.

    If he were, he’d point out just how much “old boys network” money Obama received from lobbyist-driven institutions such as the recently collapsed Lehman Brothers.

  • McCain has morphed into someone new-you can call it transformation. He can actually get into a debate with himself in a matter of hours. But I guess being a POW and a feminist (Now with palin and stuff) can serve as an anti liberal(and sometimes just plain racist) platform.

    “Seriously, anyone truly aware of Capitol Hill politics knows that McCain has made a career bucking the trends and status quo.”

    Especially if you know that since the election of bush he voted with him 90%, and in 2007 it became 95%, and in 2008 it is 100%, I think darwin was right.

  • hahaha reminds me of his appearance on the The View when Barbara Walters asked him who he was planning on reforming in Washington DC, himself? LOOOL

    So NAS, I’m assuming you will not be following in the footsteps of Daddy Yankee and will be endorsing Obama?

  • me? oh no. i’m a third-party candidate kinda guy. so i’ll be endorsing nader officially after the first presidential debates which he won’t be allowed to get in to.

    also, the man can speak to parrots. i mean, that’s got to come in handy as the leader of the free world.

  • On a side note for Dean, this just came in:
    “Top aides to Republian John McCain are claiming Democrat Barack Obama and his advisers are exploiting Wall Street’s financial problems for political gain. ”

    Forget that McCain championed deregulation, and his Phil Graham(You know, the one who tailored this crisis and is tailoring McCain’s policy), and focus on the political gain thingy..I guess when you are asked why you didn’t answer how many houses you own, the responce POW is not used for political gains…POW,POW, POW, POW…Even Rove said that McCain can’t use the “internets” or “the Google”(Bush) because he was a POW.

  • nas, although I’m a fan of Nader and recognize he’s a genious by definition…considering how close the polls are I wouldn’t waste my vote on him.

    mohannad, that’s news to me. …..ummm I thought Fat Joe died of a heart attack!!! was that just a rumor? Maybe I’m getting him confused with another grossly overweight blinged-out rapper.

  • I don’t think there’s anything “feminist” about choosing Sarah Palin. It’s a calculated move, and it just panders to those who want to vote for a woman, any woman.

    I WANT to see more women in high places in the U.S. government, but Sarah “I can see Russia from my house” Palin? No thank you.

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