Former GOP party chair: John McCain is full of “phony baloney,” had lobbyists running his campaign in 2000 as well

This is from former Republican party chair Haley Barbour in 2000 (he endorsed McCain today).

“[G]enuine American heroes got to play by the same rules of telling it like it is as everybody else. And Senator McCain says he’s going to break up all these lobbyists, these power brokers, and his campaign is full of lobbyists. Some of my best friends — There’s nothing wrong with it. What’s wrong is the phony baloney of being hypocritical about it.”

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In 2000, the Wall Street Journal reported on John McCain’s uncomfortable closeness with lobbyists. And Bush was attacking McCain for doing favors for lobbyists too, flying on their jets, etc.

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