Election Snippet: John McCain and Corporate Lobbyists

Today’s election snippet:

John McCain has worked hard to create an image of himself as an independent politician who isn’t connected with, or beholden to, the big- money, big-corporation special interests that are making American politics such a nightmare. He has said, “I’m the only one the special interests don’t give any money to.”

This piece on the Mother Jones blog details the deep and wide connections between John McCain and big corporate- interest lobbyists… in particular, lobbyists for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, late of the subprime mortgage debacle. Including several campaign staffers. Including a campaign staffer who was Fannie Mae’s head of lobbying. And including his actual campaign manager, who served as president of a lobbying association that fought to protect Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae from regulation.

And if you prefer your information in video form, here’s a video, also detailing the deep and wide connections between McCain and big corporate lobbyists. (Video below the fold.)