Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

McCain Press Staff Quits

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Latest Breaking News Donate to DU
 
sabra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 10:12 AM
Original message
McCain Press Staff Quits
Edited on Mon Jul-16-07 10:12 AM by sabra
Source: MSNBC

As was expected after the McCain campaigns shakeup last week, McCains three top press aides have all resigned. Per the Atlantics Marc Ambinder, The departure of Brian Jones, the communications director, Danny Diaz, his deputy, and Matt David, a spokesman, had been widely anticipated since last week's resignation of campaign manager Terry Nelson. All three were Nelson's protgs and worked closely with departed strategist John Weaver.

"This is not an acrimonious departure. We're doing everything we can to keep the transition smooth, Jones told Ambinder, who writes the three did, in fact, share a farewell drink with the senator.

Read more: http://firstread.msnbc.msn.com/archive/2007/07/16/27165...
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
acmavm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 10:14 AM
Response to Original message
1. Now the big question is whether or not McCain is just too damn
stupid to understand that his goose is cooked and he just best quit making a fool of himself right now. I also wonder if he understands he can thank his buddy in this White House for destroying his life-long ambition?
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Sal Minella Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 11:50 AM
Response to Reply #1
20. Long sound-bite from McCain on NPR this morning, furiously distancing himself from commitment to *
and *'s war -- but the visual on my mental screen all the while his voice rambled on was * waving to the audience with McCain hugging *'s midriff like some little trophy wife. yuck.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Kikosexy2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 11:51 AM
Response to Reply #1
21. KA-BOOM!!!!...
campaign comes to a crash...
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
UTUSN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 10:14 AM
Response to Original message
2. K&R #1 for betcha KKKarl & Shrub shared a toast of their own!!1 n/t
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 10:14 AM
Response to Original message
3. At this point the McCain for President campaign consists of John McCain
sitting at a barren desk in his headquarters, alone, playing Solitaire.

I'm not sure you go from where McCain is right now to a resounding victory in the Iowa caucus or the New Hampshire primary inside 6 months.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
zabet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 10:15 AM
Response to Original message
4. McCain Mc-Ain't gonna make it. n/t
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 10:16 AM
Response to Original message
5. What transition? Can he afford anyone else? nt
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
xultar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 10:17 AM
Response to Original message
6. The Roof! The Roof! The Roof is on FIA-AH. We don't need no water let the muthafucka burn!
BURN! muthafucka....BURN! :nuke:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
rurallib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 10:18 AM
Response to Original message
7. McCain likes Iraq so much he emulates it with his campaign.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DS1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 10:18 AM
Response to Original message
8. McCain's campaign is like the nazis chasing the blues brothers up that bridge
we all know what's coming
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
mikeytherat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 10:31 AM
Response to Reply #8
12. Which McCain staffer is gonna turn to John, just before impact, and say,
"I've always loved you."?

Blues Bros. was on HD-Movie network last night, so I just had to watch it!

mikey_the_rat
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DS1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 10:44 AM
Response to Reply #12
14. I dunno, maybe John will call Bush to tell him that
and get the blow-off by the WH receptionist

ouch

:rofl:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Lerkfish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 10:20 AM
Response to Original message
9. was the farewell drink koolaid?
just sayin.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
missTheBigDog Donating Member (142 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 10:22 AM
Response to Reply #9
10. LOL!
I wouldn't be surprised. He seems to have had plenty of it!
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 10:30 AM
Response to Reply #9
11. If it was KoolAid, they must have snorted it. Because there's clearly
no one on the McCain campaign staff with the sense to stir it into water with a spoon.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
mikeytherat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 10:42 AM
Response to Original message
13. I saw this on The Simpsons back in 1990:
Episode 7F01: Two Cars in Every Garage and Three Eyes on Every Fish

TV REPORTER:
The latest polls indicate Burns' popularity has plummeted to Earth like so much half-chewed fish.

BURNS
You must have a few tricks up your sleeve. Smithers, boil some coffee, we're not licked yet.

ADVISOR
Yes we are. Come on boys, the old guy's finished. (they leave)

BURNS
Wait, come back! You can't do this to me! I'M CHARLES MONTGOMERY BURNS!


I can hear the echos now: I'm John McCain! I'M JOHN MCCAIN!

mikey_the_rat
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DemoTex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 10:47 AM
Response to Original message
15. McCain, you've got massive battle damage! Streaming smoke and flames. BAILOUT!
BAILOUT! BAILOUT! BAILOUT!


Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
youthere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 10:51 AM
Response to Original message
16. *Gasp* "Stay Gold Ponyboy...Stay Gold"
:rofl:

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 11:02 AM
Response to Original message
17. You're on your own now, We won't save you,Your rescue squad is too exhausted.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Botany Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 11:09 AM
Response to Original message
18. The campaign is going great
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
TwilightGardener Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 11:09 AM
Response to Original message
19. Is he now driving his own bus, or is Cindy getting a commercial license?
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Major Hogwash Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 03:16 PM
Response to Original message
22. All 3 of them?!
Now who's gonna tell us what McCain means when he starts mumbling?
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
superconnected Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 03:33 PM
Response to Original message
23. Who was that crazy chick from florida that this happened to last time
hmmm forgot her name. The reason they fled from her was she was CRAZY, not simply going to lose.

I suspect there is more to McCain that is a problem also. A good team would have tried to turn his campaign around. These guys can't deal with him.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
regnaD kciN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 08:56 PM
Response to Reply #23
26. Katherine Harris, of course!
A meltdown for the centuries.

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
rocktivity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 05:59 PM
Response to Original message
24. "The Straight Talk Express"--yes, I remember it well


:evilgrin:
rocknation
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Binka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 06:05 PM
Response to Reply #24
25. I Always Enjoyed Calling It The Bullshit Bus n/t
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Omaha Steve Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-17-07 07:51 AM
Response to Original message
27. More Staff Depart From McCain Campaign
Source: Associated Press

By LIZ SIDOTI

WASHINGTON (AP) - John McCain's top communications aides and several staffers in Iowa and South Carolina quit on Monday, the latest departures to hit the Republican as he struggles to rebound from financial and political woes.

Brian Jones, McCain's communications director, and his two deputies, Matt David and Danny Diaz, stepped down but plan to stay on through the week. Two others in the communications shop at the campaign headquarters also are leaving, as are two staffers apiece in Iowa and South Carolina.

Jill Hazelbaker, McCain's current New Hampshire communications director, is expected to take over for Jones and head up a slimmed-down media operation.

The press office moves were all but certain following the departures last week of campaign manager Terry Nelson and chief strategist John Weaver; several of those in the communications office, including Jones, had ties to Nelson.


Read more: http://apnews.excite.com/article/20070716/D8QDVND00.htm...
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Coventina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-17-07 07:51 AM
Response to Reply #27
28. I hope the last one out remembers to turn off the lights!
:-)
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
BlackHawk706867 Donating Member (670 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-17-07 07:51 AM
Response to Reply #27
29. McCain's toast, he is on the wrong side of everything there is! eom. ww
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
tanyev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-17-07 07:51 AM
Response to Reply #27
30. McCain really has some momentum now!


:rofl:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
MichiganVote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-17-07 07:51 AM
Response to Reply #27
31. Next?
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
4dsc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-17-07 07:51 AM
Response to Reply #27
32. Can you say imploded!!
I'm sure you can.. This campaign is toast..
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
rurallib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-17-07 07:51 AM
Response to Reply #27
33. Looks like there will be an opening for foreskin face Fred soon.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Xipe Totec Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-17-07 07:51 AM
Response to Reply #27
34. I was Soo hoping McCain could hang around a bit longer
It's sad that he has to call it quits so early.

It would have been nice to have his rotting carcass stinking up the Republican line up for just a little longer...

Oh well,...
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Whoa_Nelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-17-07 07:51 AM
Response to Reply #27
35. Going...going...going...
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Seabiscuit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-17-07 07:51 AM
Response to Reply #27
36. McCain the only one left in his campaign?
Edited on Mon Jul-16-07 11:07 PM by Seabiscuit
Oops - forgot the janitor. Someone's got to take out John's trash.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Fearless Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-17-07 07:51 AM
Response to Reply #27
37. 1 down...
8ish more to go. Whose next. We could start a poll.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Placebo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-17-07 07:51 AM
Response to Reply #27
38. There is just zero passion on the GOP side.
Edited on Tue Jul-17-07 01:42 AM by Placebo
They truly seem to hate every one of their candidates this time, and most of them can't even muster up a pathetic defense of their own president anymore. There's no way we're losing in 2008 unless it's stolen from us.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-17-07 07:51 AM
Response to Reply #38
39. Which is why the Bush Pioneers and Rangers are starting to get behind Clinton
If they have to get stuck with a Democrat, they want the most pro-corporate one they can get.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
jazzjunkysue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-17-07 07:51 AM
Response to Reply #27
40. Maybe this would work with the B* administration. If they all quit...
He can't possibly drive us into Iran single handedly.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Thu Dec 18th 2014, 07:53 AM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » Latest Breaking News Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC