Well, at least everyone will remember who John Weaver is now. Unfortunately, I highly doubt he cares that he’s destroying not just John McCain’s good name – but also Vicki Iseman.
Just because he has buyer’s remorse after giving his opinion of the facts to the New York Times – does not excuse his choices. As a communications “expert” – Weaver knows better – and he’ll get burned by this. Why would any self-respecting candidate, or corporate client, employ this Weaver – knowing his loyalty lasts only until he can make A1, above the fold.
From Jake Tapper’s Dream Weaver:
“The New York Times asked for a formal interview and I said no and asked for written questions. The Times knew of my meeting with Ms. Iseman, from sources they didn’t identify to me, and asked me about that meeting. I did not inform Senator McCain that I asked for a meeting with Ms. Iseman.
“Her comments, which had gotten back to some of us, that she had strong ties to the Commerce Committee and his staff were wrong and harmful and I so informed her and asked her to stop with these comments and to not be involved in the campaign. Nothing more and nothing less.
“I responded to the Times on the record about a meeting they already knew about. The campaign received a copy of my response to the Times the same day, which was in late December.
“From the day I first approached John about running for President in 1997 and through today, I have always wanted John to be president. The country needs him at this perilous time. From the moment I left the campaign until today, not one day — not one — has gone by that I haven’t reactively or pro-actively talked with the campaign leadership, with state leadership about how the campaign and how to win. To suggest anything else is wrong, a lie and meant to do nothing but harm.”
Too little, too late. Weaver missed the limelight. Plain and simple.