I thought it was against the Associated Press charter to cover a McCain scandal as a McCain scandal. Scheunemann was paid to lobby McCain (and his partner in a two-man firm is still being paid to lobby McCain) not only by Georgia but also by Macedonia,Romania, Latvia. and Taiwan.
Oh, yeah, and Scheunemann is a lunatic neocon warmonger. (The story says that almost in so many words.)
Pete Yost must have thought he was posting to Daily Kos. But I’ll take more of the same, thanks.
And Saakashvili seems to agree with me that Scheunemann owes him a refund. Saakashvili (that would be McCain’s friend “Misha”) said on CNN that it was nice to hear from McCain that Americans are “all Georgians now,” but: “Well, very nice, you know, very cheering for us to hear that, but OK, it’s time to pass from words to deeds.” Now that’s a very interesting idea.
What “deeds” does McCain propose? Misha wants American peacekeepers, which could mean direct confrontation between U.S. and Russian forces. Would McCain send them? And risk war?
Meantime, In the real world, Russian tanks are still heading south from South Ossetia through Georgia proper, with banditti coming in behind them burning, looting, and killing, and kidnapping children.