That all being said, here's something that most in the "mainstream media" aren't willing to cover--a top McCain adviser and uber-lobbyist Charlie Black has lobbying ties to the country of (you guessed it) Columbia!!
"Since 1998, the lobbying firm headed until recently by Charlie Black, one of Mr. McCain’s closest confidants, has earned more than $1.8 million representing the Occidental Petroleum Corporation, the leading foreign producer of gas and oil in Colombia. The lobbying firm, BKSH & Associates, has also represented Colombian textile and apparel manufacturers and a former foreign minister and presidential candidate who is also a prominent businesswoman.”TPJ: "General trade issues?" Sounds like code for CAFTA to me. So ask yourself, "What does lobbying for Columbia do for Americans?" Not much given the previous trade agreements under Bush and Clinton.
“According to official filings, Mr. Black, who resigned as chairman of BKSH in March, lobbied Congress, the State Department and the White House on Occidental’s behalf regarding ‘general energy issues’ and ‘general trade issues’ involving Colombia. His list of activities also included winning ‘foreign assistance for Colombia’ and efforts to block an economic embargo against the country, which has a questionable human rights record."
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