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Former Journo Turned Politician Promises to Hire Laid Off Journos if Elected

john-mccain-snarling.jpgWe will file this story under politicians taking care of their own. John Dougherty former Phoenix Times staffer, an investigative journalist who most notably uncovered John McCain‘s involvement in the Keating Five Scandal is trying to firm up his nomination to take on the Senator at the polls.

And if that wasn’t interesting enough to us – part of his campaign promise is to hire out of work journalist when he’s senator to “root out corruption.”

Of course, regardless of Dougherty’s rooting, McCain has been re-elected and re-elected and nominated to run for president – twice. Cynical? Nope. Just true.

Is this like Bob Woodward running for president? We don’t know. All we know is if you’re running on the pandering to laid off journo vote – your campaign is doomed.

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