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McCain Invites Fundraisers to London

Updated 3:51 p.m.
By Matthew Mosk
Sen. John McCain and his staff have been adamant for days that his upcoming overseas trip to Britain, France and Israel is not political.

Some political staffers have gone so far as to refuse to talk about the trip with reporters, arguing it would be inappropriate to mix politics with his Senate business.

Here's what McCain said on Wednesday when asked by a Post reporter how Europeans would respond to his vision for the presidency: "I won't be offering them my vision because I'm going as a member of the Armed Services Committee, not as the nominee of our party."

Apparently, though, there will still be room for fundraising.

McCain's campaign has sent out an invitation for a March 20 luncheon at Spencer House -- the neo-classical home built for an ancestor of Diana, the late Princess of Wales -- "by kind permission of Lord Rothschild OM GBE and the Hon. Nathaniel Rothschild."

The price to attend is $1000 to $2,300. And the dress code for the event? "Lounge suits" -- British for business attire.

Jill Hazelbaker, McCain's campaign spokeswoman, said today that Congress will be reimbursed for the political portions of the trip.

The campaign is paying for McCain's flight home, since he is flying separately from the rest of the Congressional delegation.

"We are also paying for the fundraiser and his hotel that evening in London," Hazelbaker said. "We will reimburse the Treasury for the cost of a flight to London."

By Web Politics Editor  |  March 14, 2008; 2:59 PM ET
 
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Posted by: vwuprol qgdftinl | May 13, 2008 7:59 AM | Report abuse

Actually, I'm more concerned with our politicians efforts at currying favor with the Rothschilds and other foreign interests (i.e. Clintons in Colombia) than with their dreams for a unified planet.

I may even agree with their ultimate goal - of eliminating tribal and national and sectarian boundaries between us. But secret government in the shadows, behind the scenes, with under the table campaign contributions to further the corrupt and greedy among our ruling elite, is not the way to go about it.

Al Gore has the right idea. If the globalists had taken an above-board approach like the new "us" movement on Climate Change, instead of generations of cloak-and-daggar, they'd already have succeeded by now.

Posted by: Concrescent | April 15, 2008 1:27 AM | Report abuse

To concrescent:

The rothschild owns the best journal in the elite world, it has a lot of credibility.

The only journalist able to stay in tibet when there was riots was from the economist.

http://www.economist.com/world/asia/displaystory.cfm?story_id=10875823

The manner in which they tend to explore solutions is highly constructive.

Don't demonize people who have dreams, you might find you would do worst in their place.


Posted by: samuel | April 9, 2008 5:17 PM | Report abuse

Dont any of you know who Lord (Baron) Rothschild is? Its not about his son Nathaniel (investment banker/advisor to Russian oil tycoons), its about the old man. Baron Rothschild, the leading figure among the Illuminati, the Bilderberg Group, Trilateral Commission, etc. is said to be the most powerful man in the world.

Certainly the planet's most elite investment banker, its curious how Rothschild's McCain backing comes just days after the Bush Administration bails out Wall Street, giving Bear Stearns to J.P. Morgan in a sweetheart deal at pennies on the dollar.

It all REEKS, and the TV Networks owned by media conglomerates controlled by billionaires in this cabal just ignore all this and still present McCain to us as 'pure as the driven snow'. It seems that John "Keating Five" McCain needs a second look - there is less to Mr. Integrity than meets the eye.

Posted by: concrescent | March 21, 2008 12:45 PM | Report abuse

Of course this invitation is to U.S. citizens only.

Posted by: JakeD | March 16, 2008 7:51 PM | Report abuse

Federal law prohibits foreign contributions to campaigns. So presumably this invitation is only to U.S. citizens. Right?

Posted by: ericma | March 16, 2008 11:05 AM | Report abuse

You mean "Reagan"? As I recall, he liked McCain and was denounced by Romney.

Posted by: JakeD | March 16, 2008 7:22 AM | Report abuse

Interesting that the only Regan conservative on the ticket last November would have to go to so much effort to get a little cash.
I have every intention of voting for the only Regan conservative this fall. Looks like that means I'll be sitting at home watching "Bedtime for Bonzo" hoping everyone writes in Romney!!!!!!
Does that make me a maverick too???

Posted by: kb0rhv | March 16, 2008 3:25 AM | Report abuse

"No comment", but a one-man protest is planned outside Spencer House 27 St James Place at Midday :

http://gatwickcity.phpbb3now.com/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=489&p=2250#p2250

Posted by: rwsymonds | March 15, 2008 8:32 PM | Report abuse

"No comment", but a one-man protest is planned outside Spencer House 27 St James Place at Midday :

http://gatwickcity.phpbb3now.com/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=489&p=2250#p2250

Posted by: rwsymonds | March 15, 2008 8:32 PM | Report abuse

"No comment", but a one-man protest is planned outside Spencer House 27 St James Place at Midday :

http://gatwickcity.phpbb3now.com/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=489&p=2250#p2250

Posted by: rwsymonds | March 15, 2008 8:32 PM | Report abuse

This luncheon, organised by the Rothschilds, is attracting considerable interest (& controversy) over here in England - and comment at the Gatwick City of Ideas Discussion Forum :

http://gatwickcity.phpbb3now.com/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=486

"Non-political" ? No comment.

Posted by: rwsymonds | March 15, 2008 7:05 PM | Report abuse

Senator McCain and his staff are adamant that the trip is non-political, yet they say in the next breath, "Congress will be reimbursed for the political portions of the trip."

Pardon me, but which part of bizzaro-land have I stumbled into? What's the quickest way back out?

Posted by: sam5 | March 15, 2008 3:31 PM | Report abuse

So McCain is tapping ultra-rich foreigners for funds? Is that legal? Bet you won't see that discussed to any extent on any of the Beltway chatter fests.

I guess at least it shows you who his base is.

Posted by: albionmoonlight | March 15, 2008 1:04 PM | Report abuse

Lawyer up, Johhny gun!

McCain has found a loophole around campaign fiannce reform and procedure after all!

WOnder how much Tony Blair will smurf his way?

Posted by: MrMurder | March 14, 2008 6:14 PM | Report abuse

Uhhh, Houston's JohnD-

Try to keep up.

Haggee the lunatic and poorly educated Bible Thumped Evangelical Nut-Job, SUPPORTED McCain.

Where McCain expressed his disapproval of Haggee's comments by pointing out, that His(McCain's) Children were Catholic Educated!

Barack Insane Obasama however, SUPPORTS a Racist, America Hating Minister, and calls HIM(Minister Wright) "Uncle"!

Tu comprende? ;~)

Posted by: rat-the | March 14, 2008 5:17 PM | Report abuse

Obama and his Mentor, friend and "Uncle"...

ABC NEWS

http://abcnews.go.com/Video/playerIndex?id=4443230&affil=wabc

Posted by: ebubuk2004 | March 14, 2008 4:59 PM | Report abuse

Obama and his Mentor, friend and "Uncle"...

ABC NEWS

http://abcnews.go.com/Video/playerIndex?id=4443230&affil=wabc

Posted by: ebubuk2004 | March 14, 2008 4:58 PM | Report abuse

Obama and his Mentor, friend and "Uncle"...

ABC NEWS

http://abcnews.go.com/Video/playerIndex?id=4443230&affil=wabc

Posted by: ebubuk2004 | March 14, 2008 4:58 PM | Report abuse

I love it "Obama's minister has been exposed" I'm sorry - was he offered the Vice President's job? Another sorry chapter in the great American political legacy of the last two decades - take something insignificant and make it seem like something really important...go back to your hole, like all good rats...

Posted by: johndinhouston | March 14, 2008 4:56 PM | Report abuse

crumbrye1-Uhhh, in case you have not figured out yet, WHY there is soooo little activity?

YOU, might want to get wind of the FACT Obama's Minister has been exposed!

Obama, is Anathema! :-(

Posted by: rat-the | March 14, 2008 4:51 PM | Report abuse

When your base is so dispirited they refuse to give you any money, its time to gas up the jet and head overseas. I heard the lobbyists in England are cuter anyways. Am I right people?

McCain vs. Obama on the enviroment...
http://www.greenpieceblog.com/2008/02/obama-vs-mccain-on-environment.html

McCain's Environmental VP Choices...
http://www.greenpieceblog.com/2008/03/mccains-environmentalist-vp.html

Posted by: crumbrye1 | March 14, 2008 4:47 PM | Report abuse

Senator McCain, you should get the Mittster!

He is familiar with France, and can help you get around! ;~)

Posted by: rat-the | March 14, 2008 4:13 PM | Report abuse

By Jove!

Jolly Good!

Did you happen to be so kind as to bring Mitt Romney along?

BLIMEY! ;~)

Posted by: rat-the | March 14, 2008 4:10 PM | Report abuse

GO JOHN SIDNEY MCCAIN -- all the way to the White House!!!

Posted by: JakeD | March 14, 2008 4:10 PM | Report abuse

McCain said; "I won't be offering them my vision because I'm going as a member of the Armed Services Committee, not as the nominee of our party."

He is not going to give his vision, because the people would not have any of that. (I bet in Israel he has more to say than in the first mentioned countries though.)

This is is just one reason why Barack is leading in the polls and on the Internet vs McCain;

Obama vs. McCain- The Google Effect:

http://newsusa.myfeedportal.com/viewarticle.php?articleid=48

Posted by: davidmwe | March 14, 2008 3:59 PM | Report abuse

I'm sure that Fox News and the RNC will blast him if any non-US citizens pay to attend this function!

Posted by: cdnourse | March 14, 2008 3:28 PM | Report abuse

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