Monday, October 13, 2008

McCain Spokeswoman: Kristol Has Bought Obama's Party Line

The Hill

Weekly Standard editor and John McCain foreign policy advisor William Kristol has bought into the Obama campaign's party line, McCain campaign spokeswoman Nancy Pfotenhauer said during a television appearance today.

Kristol had been critical of the management of the McCain campaign during an appearance on Fox News Sunday yesterday, and write in his op-ed column in Monday's New York Times that McCain should fire his campaign staff.

"Well, you know Bill is entitled to his perspective. And I used to work for Bill," Pfotenhauer said. "And I can tell you personally sometimes he’s brilliant and sometimes he’s not. And this is one where it’s the latter category. You know, I think unfortunately he has bought into the Obama campaign’s party line."

It was reported earlier this year that Kristol is an advisor to the McCain campaign. The ties between the conservative Weekly Standard and the McCain campaign extend beyond Kristol; online editor Michael Goldfarb took a leave of absence from the magazine to work for the McCain campaign.

Watch the video here:

-Michael O'Brien

No comments: