Charlie Black is John McCain's senior counsel and spokesperson, and epitomizes everything that's wrong with these lobbyists-for-hire working on the campaign. Black and his lobbying firm BKSH have a long history of hiring themselves out to brutal tyrants such as Mobuto Sese Seko of Zaire and Somali dictator Mohamed Siad Barre, as well as shady groups and individuals such as Blackwater and Ahmed Chalabi.Help CREDO Action hold McCain accountable.
But Charlie Black isn't the only one. Senator McCain's other lobbyist-advisers have worked for clients such as the United Arab Emirates (helping with their public relations after a class action lawsuit concerning the enslavement of boy camel jockeys) and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. [...]
But that's just the tip of the iceberg. McCain still has more than 100 lobbyists working on his behalf—including at least ten who represent brutal dictators, human rights abusers, and other unsavory foreign interests.