Davis and Russia

It seems that McCain campaign manager Rick Davis was working for Kremlim-backed Ukrainian presidential candidate Viktor Yanukovich and this is embarrassing to McCain on various levels. Certainly that’s pretty sleazy work to be doing, but on some level it’d be a little reassuring to me for McCain to have a Putin crony or two hanging around since McCain’s tendency is to err far, far, far on the other side.

On the other hand, Moira Whelan calls it “interesting” that “Davis never filed under the Foreign Agents Registration Act that he did work for Yanukovich and today denied he ever did it.” Given that context, there’s surely going to be some more efforts to smoke out whether Davis is lying or not, whether he broke the law, etc.