Tuesday, October 21, 2008

McCain mistakenly asks for a donation from the Russians

Perhaps they can sign the check, "From Putin, with love."

It's an honest mistake, but hoenstly I love reading news like this. Beyond the fact that it's illegal to accept foreign money for campaign contributions, it's funny to see that the letter went to the Russians... a country McCain has been bashing for months.

Russia's ambassador to the United Nations, Vitaly Churkin, received a
fundraising appeal from the Republican presidential nominee Thursday, spokesman
Ruslan Bakhtin said.

"Dear Friend," begins the 6-page letter to Churkin, asking for up to
$5,000 to defeat Sen. Barack Obama and help McCain "promote freedom and
democracy throughout the world," according to a copy of the letter provided to
The Associated Press by the Russian mission.

McCain has proposed expelling Russia from the Group of Eight world's major
industrial nations and says Russia deserves international condemnation for its
August war with Georgia,

He also has derided President Bush for once saying he got a sense of
Russian leader Vladimir Putin's soul the first time they met and locked eyes in
2001. "I looked in Putin's eyes. I saw three letters: a K, a G and a B," McCain
said last year, referring to Putin's time in the Soviet Union's KGB security
agency.

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