Bloomberg Huddles With Senate Democrats
Has the Senate Democratic Policy Committee taken over the vice presidential vetting process for the Obama campaign? Or at least, the vetting of VP candidates with ambiguous party loyalties?
Last week, it was retired Marine Gen. James Jones who came to the Hill to address the DPC's weekly luncheon. And today, the guest at the Senate Democratic gathering was none other than New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg (I), the former Republican who has played footsie with Democrats and even mulled an independent run for president.
Of course, there was another New Yorker at the DPC luncheon today who might be a bit more eager to win the No. 2 slot -- Hillary Clinton. Eagle-eyed Capitol Briefing alumnus Paul Kane spotted Clinton escorting Bloomberg into the lunch a little while ago. Before entering the room, they stopped to greet former Montana GOP Senator-turned-lobbyist Conrad Burns, and a couple of his clients. Then they all posed for a picture.
Burns, of course, lost reelection at least partly because of his ties to the Jack Abramoff lobbying scandal. If Bloomberg or Clinton really want to be vice president, they should be more careful about with whom they pose for a picture, right?
Posted by: FormerRepub | July 18, 2008 10:48 AM | Report abuse
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