And now, the Burma cyclone affects the presidential campaign. From the AP/Yahoo story, "Leader of GOP convention quits after Myanmar ties reported":
ST. PAUL, Minn. - The man picked by the John McCain campaign to run the 2008 Republican National Convention resigned Saturday after a report that his lobbying firm used to represent the military regime in Myanmar. Doug Goodyear resigned as convention coordinator and issued a two sentence statement: "Today I offered the convention my resignation so as not to
become a distraction in this campaign. I continue to strongly support John McCain for president, and wish him the best of luck in this campaign." Goodyear, chief executive of lobbying firm DCI Group, resigned a few hours after Newsweek posted a story posted online that the company was paid $348,000 in 2002 and 2003 to represent Myanmar's junta.
Read the Newsweek piece, by Michael Isikoff. Post your comments - and any updates - below.
[Thanks to Jaya Kamlani for the alert.]