I have already commented about AP Washington Bureau Chief Ron Fournier’s edgy attack on the Obama-Biden ticket. I’m not going to add more at this point from my end.
But from others a lot is stirring.
Fournier’s article has helped Biden get an instant embrace from the netroots community who are lined up to defend him and call foul on Fournier who allegedly sought a position in the McCain campaign operation.
One of the biggest headaches Fournier may now face is a possible conflict of interest in having a booking agent for speeches for which he may charge between $5-10k and an Associated Press ethics guideline statement that such booking relationships are prohibited.
Lindsay Beyerstein pushed over that rock, and we’ll be watching to see what implications this revelation has.
— Steve Clemons