“Is there too much cronyism?” McCain’s Senior Advisor Charlie Black famously quipped about Iraq. “I just wish I could find the cronies.” With this can-do attitude Black is leading the charge to bring Bush’s no-office-too-high-that-my-old-college-roommate-can’t-fill style of politics to the Iraqi frontier.
A renown multi-tasker, Black can often be found in the back of the Straight Talk Express on the phone with any number of his prestigious list of international clients. In one legendary moment Black had Somalia’s Mohamed Siad Barre on one line and Nigeria’s Ibrahim Babangida on the other and was still able to order Indian take-out for the staff.
This is the kind creative problem solving you can expect Black to bring to a McCain administration.