Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Depends on What You Mean by "Lobbyists," Part 2

Obama's "no lobbyists" policy always was more campaign rhetoric than reality. But it apparently has a new loophole: it doesn't apply to good lobbyists.

See also this New York Times correction:
An article on Thursday about new ethics rules imposed by President Obama on members of his administration paraphrased incorrectly from a statement by the Republican National Committee about a provision barring former lobbyists from working for agencies they had lobbied within the past few years. The committee criticized the Obama administration for violating the new standard in some of its appointments; it did not criticize the new rule.
(via Megan McArdle, TigerHawk)

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