The more things change ...

Two old faces offer some advice to John McCain's campaign.

By Alex Koppelman
Published March 10, 2008 2:05PM (EDT)

Looks like, now that John McCain is officially the Republican nominee-elect, he's getting advice from some familiar faces. The Politico reported over the weekend that both Karl Rove, former deputy chief of staff to President Bush, and Ken Mehlman, who ran Bush's 2004 reelection campaign before going on to head the Republican National Committee, "are now informally advising the [McCain] campaign."

The Politico also reports that more former Bush advisors could start playing some role in the McCain campaign, naming specifically former counselor to the president Dan Bartlett and former White House political director Sara Taylor, who has become embroiled in the U.S. attorneys firing scandal and testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee last year.

Alex Koppelman

Alex Koppelman is a staff writer for Salon.

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