Joe Lieberman‘s deep immersion in the McCain campaign has led to repeated exposure to the lobbyist culture that permeates McCain’s campaign (since St. John is so staunchly The One True Foe of Lobbyists, as we all know since we follow mainstream media narratives so diligently). And repeated exposure seems to have resulted in some sort of infection. So now Lieberman looks for lobbyist-type solutions to his personal political problems.
Faced with a steadily increasing likelihood of losing his Homeland Security and Public Works Committee chairmanship after the elections, Lieberman has evidently decided to see if he can buy back his chairmanship:
Money canâ€™t buy him love, but John McCain-backing Joe Lieberman is hoping a little cash will diffuse Democratsâ€™ anger towards him â€” and help him keep his chairmanship of the Homeland Security and Public Works Committee.
After forking over $100,000 to the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee last year, the Connecticut Democrat-turned-independent has written a second $100,000 check to DSCC Chairman Chuck Schumer in recent days, according to a people familiar with the situation.
Next thing we know some top-level revolving-door-lobbyist volunteers from the McCain campaign will be making pro bono efforts on Lieberman’s behalf, lobbying the Democratic leadership to let Joe keep his prized chairmanship.
And there’s definitely going to have to be another big donation after Joe speaks at the Republican National Convention in September.