Gone are McCain ’08’s press staffers, reports Marc Ambinder:
Sen. John McCain’s top three press aides resigned this morning, Republicans close to the campaign said and one of those aides confirmed.
The campaign’s research director and two other press staffers also stepped down.
The departure of Brian Jones, the communications director, Danny Diaz, his deputy, and Matt David, another deputy, had been widely anticipated since last week’s resignation of campaign manager Terry Nelson. All three were Nelson’s proteges and worked closely with departed strategist John Weaver.
But all three showed up in New Hampshire last Friday to staff McCain’s two-day trip through the state. Jones carefully attended to McCain at a press conference and Diaz staffed him on a blogger conference call. The Wall Street Journal reported that day that the three would resign Saturday. They did not. They did, in fact, share a farewell drink with the Senator.
On the rocks, I’m sure–just like the McCain ’08 campaign.
Which is more annoying: Waiting for the McCain campaign to officially end…or waiting for the Fred campaign to officially begin?