Whinergate

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'Venal' Phil Gramm No Big Loss to McCain Camp

'Nation of whiners' quote simply the latest in a long string of bad moves

(Newser) - "Nation of whiners” adviser Phil Gramm was simply an "accident waiting to happen" for the McCain campaign, writes Max Blumenthal in Huffington Post. Blumenthal runs down the “reactionary, venal and destructive” senator’s foibles—which run from enabling Enron to investing in porn. Gramm “left a... More »

Mac Pushes Gramm Into the Background

Economic adviser ripped for 'whiners' comment won't appear with candidate

(Newser) - John McCain’s camp has considered Phil Gramm persona non grata since he called Americans "whiners" in a "mental recession" last week, the Washington Post reports. One adviser says he hasn’t spoken to the former senator, a confidante of the Republican on economic matters, “since the... More »

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