John McCain’s senior campaign aides convened a conference call with reporters on Monday to do what they do best: feign outrage. This time the topic was to complain about being called “liars.”
Senior Campaign Advisor Steve Schmidt used the call as an opportunity to scold reporters and press them to scrutinize Barack Obama and Joe Biden. Schmidt proceeded to list a number of stories that he thought that reporters should focus on about Obama and Biden but couldn’t seem to get all his facts straight. He urged the press to criticize Biden’s son, Hunter, for his occupation as a registered federal lobbyist for the credit card and banking industry. Only Hunter Biden’s lobbying clients don’t include any banks or credit card companies. He did work, as a vice president and then as a consultant, for a Delaware-based bank and credit card giant but does not appear to have lobbied for the firm. Hmmm.
The conference call was a risky move for the McCain camp and may perpetuate the image that they are adverse to factual information.
Check out the below clip of Steve Schmidt getting his whine on.