Friday, October 31, 2008

It's Over! Another 'Respected' RINO Jumps Ship

Another fair-weather Republican jumps ship. Seems like they've got a new one lined up every day. Naturally, he piles on Palin.
Ken Duberstein, a White House chief of staff for President Ronald Reagan and an adviser to Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., in 2000, tells CNN that he will vote for Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill.

"Well, let's put it this way," Duberstein says, "I think Colin Powell's decision is, in fact, the good housekeeping seal of approval on Barack Obama."

On MSNBC, Duberstein also voiced skepticism about Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.
But wait a minute, is he maybe just a bit disgruntled?
Reacting to the news that Ken Duberstein -- former White House chief of staff to President Ronald Reagan and an adviser to Sen. John McCain's, R-Ariz., campaign eight years ago -- today endorsed Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., two McCain campaign advisers tell ABC News that in July Duberstein unsuccessfully lobbied to head McCain's transition team should he win the presidency.

"Absolute, complete bulls***," Duberstein responded to the charge, when contacted by ABC News.

"Someone outside the McCain campaign approached me and said I'd be the ideal candidate to head the transition," Duberstein said. "I said, 'For what?'"

Two senior McCain advisers recall it a little differently. They say Duberstein reached out to someone affiliated with the campaign to throw his hat into the ring.
Speaking of Reagan-era relics few have heard from in many moons, one is backtracking. I doubt this will gain as much notice as his statement yesterday?

The pathetic thing is, these folks are now ostracizing themselves from the party while they don't even realize their usefulness to the left has about a 96-hour shelf life.

Update: It's worth noting one Kenneth Duberstein made the maximum $2300 contribution to John McCain on January 30. His donations have been solidly Republican for years, so I suspect he's had a falling out with the McCain camp. Other donations here.

As we had linked earlier to Lawrence Eagleburger, note he also contributed the maximum $2300 to McCain several months ago. At the same time, he's contributed in the past to Obama's useful idiot Chuck Hagel.

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