A senior McCain campaign official has lobbied Congress to ease
John Green, the campaign’s liaison to Congress, was a registered lobbyist for the French firm (and Bacardi nemesis) Pernod Ricard. Green’s registration forms show that he lobbied for a bill that would solve a trademark dispute in Pernod Ricard’s favor, and he also supported bills to end the travel ban, and to end the overall embargo.
Well, at least someone is giving the Senator good advice.
Moving toward the absurd, the InBev/Anheuser-Busch story continues to kick around.
This story of a simple corporate acquisition took on a
This story on Miami’s Channel 41 asks whether the Senator has a “conflict of interest” in the deal. His wife Cindy owns an Arizona Anheuser-Busch distributorship and lots of A-B stock, and as a stockholder would stand to gain from a payout if the deal goes through. (Channel 41 says she would make $2 million, the Wall Street Journal says it’s less.)
The “conflict” is that Senator McCain supports the embargo, and his family income might soon be boosted by a company that does business in
So, in the Channel 41 story, a
Press reports say the Cristal operation accounts for 0.5 percent of InBev’s business.