Charlie Black is a straight shooter. Maybe that’s how he earned $57,426,252 in fees while working as a lobbyist for BKSH and Associates. He’s also been central in John McCain’s campaign for POTUS. When McCain is president, Black will no doubt be made minister of the interior or some other such post of influence and authority.
Black made some waves in yesterday’s 24 hour news cycle when it was revealed in an interview that he said that another terrorist attack would be a great help to McCain’s chances of getting elected. That’s what makes Charlie a great d-bag in the mold of William Kristol, Donald Rumsfeld, and Dick Cheney: he’s not afraid to say something un-PC that also happens to be true.
For example, he says with his lobbying business “money is power and power is the most important thing in the world”; or perhaps he says with John Yoo “ethics and the rule of law are weak men’s argument against the powerful”; or maybe he will tell the national press “wouldn’t it be nice if our ‘enemies’ could get their shit together and attack us so we do away with courts and habeas corpus?” To be able to say these things in public, things that must necessarily be offensive to anyone who loves their freedom, and to say them with a smirk that implies “the laws are mine,” is what every d-bag dreams of.
For carrying the torch of d-baggery into the 21st century, we salute Charlie Black!