One of Mitt Romney’s top foreign-policy advisers recently took a side job: Burnishing the reputation of the government of Ukraine, a country condemned by international human rights groups and European governments for alleged corruption, unlawful imprisonment of opposition figures and a slide into authoritarianism reminiscent of Putin’s Russia.
Eli Lake’s report on lobbyist/Romney advisor Vin Weber highlights a point I’ve been making
since Weber joined Romney’s campaign: it’s dangerous to surround
yourself with lobbyists, and not just because the other side sometimes
demagogue on the matter.
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