James Woolsey is an energy advisor for John McCain.
In September, 2008 Charlie Gibson interviewed Governor Sarah Palin. Gibson noted that Palin had requested money to study the mating habit’s of crabs and harbor-seals. This is the type of earmark that McCain has railed against. Palin said the specific requests had come through universities and other public entities and werent worked out by lobbyists behind closed doors.
Is that what McCain believes, or is he against earmarks all together?
What are telephone earmarks, and has Woolsey ever heard of them?
Mr. R. James Woolsey is a Venture Partner and Senior Advisor with VantagePoint Venture Partners, Clean Tech, of San Bruno, California.
Mr. Woolsey is currently an Annenberg Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. Woolsey chairs the Strategic Advisory Group of the Washington, D.C. private equity fund, Paladin Capital Group; is a Senior Executive Advisor to the consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton; and is of Counsel to the Washington, D.C. office of the Boston-based law firm, Goodwin Procter. Woolsey’s area of expertise is in alternative energy and security issues.
Woolsey has served four times in the federal government for a total of 12 years, holding Presidential appointments in two Democratic and two Republican administrations. He served as Director of Central Intelligence (1993-95), Ambassador and Chief Negotiator for the Conventional Armed Forces in Europe (CFE) Treaty in Vienna (1989-91), Delegate at Large (on a part-time basis) to the Strategic Arms Reductions Talks (START) and the Defense and Space Talks in Geneva (1983-86), Under Secretary of the Navy (1977-79), and General Counsel to the U.S. Senate committee on Armed Services (1970-73). He was also an attorney with Shea & Gardner in Washington, D.C., specializing in commercial litigation and alternative dispute resolution (arbitration and mediation) He received an AB from Stanford University, MA from Oxford University “ where he was a Rhodes Scholar, and LLB from Yale Law School.