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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-23-08 12:39 PM
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SCOOP: McCain and Obama Camps Coordinated on Building Staff Rosters for Next Government
Edited on Sun Nov-23-08 12:39 PM by kpete
SCOOP: McCain and Obama Camps Coordinated on Building Staff Rosters for Next Government

A senior Obama campaign official shared with The Washington Note that In July 2008, the McCain and Obama camps began to work secretly behind the scenes to assemble large rosters of potential personnel for the administration that only one of the candidates would lead.

Lists comprised of Democrats and Republicans were assembled, sorted into areas of policy expertise, so that the roster could be called on after the election by either the Obama or McCain transition teams.

This kind of out-of-sight coordination is rare between battling presidential camps and provides some indication that both Obama and McCain intended to draw expertise into their governments from both sides of the aisle -- or at least they wanted to appear interested in doing so if the information leaked out about the list development process.

Fascinating tidbit on cooperation behind battle lines.

-- Steve Clemons
http://www.thewashingtonnote.com/archives/2008/11/scoop...
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SpiralHawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-23-08 12:43 PM
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1. Hmmmm - sniff, sniff
Edited on Sun Nov-23-08 12:44 PM by SpiralHawk
sniff
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KittyWampus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-23-08 12:47 PM
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3. Steve Clemons is one of the few that have proved trustworthy. I give what he posts
extra weight than many others.
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SpiralHawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-23-08 01:46 PM
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5. Not sniffing at the OP
Edited on Sun Nov-23-08 01:47 PM by SpiralHawk
Sniffing at the questionable intimate, um, a, 'one-world' intertwinement with the republicon homelander borg.

Sniff sniff
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enough Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-23-08 12:46 PM
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2. What it actually means is that the McCain team knew that Obama was going to win
and wanted to make sure they and their friends weren't shut out of the next phase.

What I wonder is why would team Obama want those people?
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Junkdrawer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-23-08 12:48 PM
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4. The General Election and the Primary are looking more and more...
like a Studio Wrestling exhibition, aren't they?
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Uzybone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-23-08 02:02 PM
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6. Who is on the list?
This sounds like a non-story. Both MCSame and Obama both said they'd be bipartisan during the campaign, so I'm not surprised.
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TheDonkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-23-08 03:36 PM
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7. oh Fuck.
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