Skip to comments.Dubai Ports Company Hires Bob Dole As Lobbyist
Posted on 02/22/2006 5:10:25 PM PST by Cagey
The Dubai company that's at the center of the controversy swirling around management of several American ports has hired former Majority Leader Bob Dole as its lobbyist to address the bipartisan uproar over the deal, CNN's Andrea Koppel reports: The 1996 Republican presidential candidate was "engaged" by Dubai Ports World shortly after lawmakers on both sides of the aisle began expressing their strong opposition to the deal, said Mike Galloway, an aide to the retired senator.
He is considered a GOP elder statesman, and his wife, Elizabeth, now represents North Carolina in the Senate.
Dole is a special counsel in the Washington office of the law firm Alston & Bird. DP World hired the firm in 2005 to help shepherd its purchase of the British-based firm Peninsular and Oriental, which currently manages the U.S. ports, Galloway said.
Dole is, of course, an experienced politico, a longtime inside-the-beltway insider and someone who still reportedly has some clout within his party.
He is also an experienced salesman who hawked Viagra on television for awhile.
He will have his work cut out for him: members of both parties are concerned that the port deal could do to America's port security what Viagra helps people do...
What about the Carlye Group and The Order of the Knight Templars? ;)
Got to give these guys a hand.....
I think what we once considered the leadership of our country, including Bush, have lost touch with reality and the pulse of the common, general public.
Loaded up on Viagra and now making his way as a man-whore.
Link to CNN's Report re: Bob Dole
The more disinformation I hear, the better I like the ports deal. It kind of puts things in perspective. The question in Washington is power not what happens to the people. Thats why George has wrecked the Beltway.
That's just too easy.
Pikers, why didn't they get Kissinger. Thats right, he's too busy whoring for the Chicomms.
I always wondered how Bob Dole could afford multiple houses in nice places on his life-long legislator salary. Remember, at the time, his wife worked for the Red Cross, so if such luxuries are the benefit of heading up a charity, well...
...let's just say things don't look good.
Jimmah would have done it for peanuts.
Democrats and RINOs like Bob Dole are going to get us killed.
It makes sense though...the man thinks more about his penis...than the welfare of others.
Hmmm...kinda like a muslim.
From what I have read of this deal, it does not threaten our national security in any way.
Rush made a great point today. Why spend $7 billion to blow up something that you can easily do for free?
You mean a man-ho.
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