McCain asks Russians for money- really.
by skohayes, Mon Oct 20, 2008 at 02:53:36 PM EDT
It seems that the McCain campaign, which has been seen scowling suspiciously at Barack Obama's untold millions in donations, has been caught in an amusing fauz pas:
On a day on which McCain campaign manager Rick Davis hinted that Obama was taking foreign money, the Russian Mission to the United Nations has released a standard-issue fundraising letter gone a bit astray
As the story goes, Senator McCain sent a letter asking for a donation to the Russian envoy to the UN.
Russia's permanent mission to the UN has received a letter from U.S. Republican presidential candidate John McCain asking for financial support of his election campaign, the mission said in a statement on Monday.
"We have received a letter from Senator John McCain with a request for a financial donation to his presidential election campaign. In this respect we have to reiterate that neither Russia's permanent mission to the UN nor the Russian government or its officials finance political activities in foreign countries," the statement said.
Bakhtin confirmed the story to Politico, and wouldn't comment on the added oddity of the error coming from the anti-Russian McCain. "We just find it amusing," he said.
File this under the category of you just can't make this stuff up.
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