Monday, September 30, 2013

Sen. McCain Hires Axed Think Tanker

Elizabeth O'Bagy, the analyst who was fired by the Institute for the Study of War (ISW) for allegedly padding her academic credentials, has been hired by Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) as a legislative assistant.  Foreign Policy broke the story.

Her work has been cited by Sen. McCain, Secretary of State John Kerry, and others.  Her title at the think tank was Senior Research Analyst and Syria Team Lead.  She reportedly first joined the think tank as an upaid intern, and was later given a more permanent position because the think tank needed a fluent Arabic speaker.

Think Tank Watch estimates that her pay likely will not fluctuate wildly one way or the other...