I’m not politically savvy enough to guess what this means, but maybe someone else is: The New York Times reports today that McCain is using a man who has lobbied for special interests in the Oil and Finance industries to put together his (McCain’s) presidential transition team.
Both presidential campaigns are currently putting together their transition teams — that is, each is putting together a team to get things ready for its candidate to take power on January 20th. All of which is normal. But the person heading up McCain’s effort to put together a transition team, Williman E. Timmons, is a longtime Washinton lobbyist whose clients have included the American Petroleum Institute and the mortgage company Freddie Mac.
So, I wonder what that means? Does it somehow mean there’s a better than not chance a McCain presidency would be closely tied to Big Oil and Big Finance? Does it mean McCain’s transition team is likely to be composed in part of lobbyists from those industries? I’d like to know because it seems that a president-elect’s transition team has the responsibility of picking many of the people who will run the future administration.
Any ideas about what’s going on there?