McCain adviser returns to what he does best – lobbying

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Charles R. Black Jr. says he is going back to lobbying after his stint advising 2008 Republican U.S. presidential nominee John McCain on his campaign.

Black is to resume his post as chairman of BKSH and Associates.

“I’m happy to work with good friends and with clients whom I like and respect,” Black told the Washington Times.

Black resigned from BKSH early this year to work full time for McCain after McCain prohibited lobbyists from working on his staff while continuing to be paid by lobbying firms. Black had acknowledged making lobbying telephone calls from McCain’s campaign bus, the Times noted.

Black’s clients at BKSH have included AT&T, Alcoa, JPMorgan and U.S. Airways, the Times reported.

[Sudden gasp of disbelief] You mean John McCain wasn’t the maverick candidate?