Monday, February 02, 2009

No lobbyists at the White House, except ...

Obama, speaking of lobbyists when he was campaigning for president: "I don't take a dime of their money," he said, "and when I am president, they won't find a job in my White House."

According to the AP, it hasn't quite worked out that way.

UPDATE: From The New Editor:"At the dawn of the Obama Administration we have witnessed: four high-level appointees blow up over various issues, tax and otherwise (Richardson, Daschel, and Killefer get axed; Geitner stays); the appointment of at least 12 lobbyists to positions in the Administration -- in direct contradiction of campaign promises; a pork-laden economic stimulus bill without precedent in US history; and the reversal of campaign positions concerning controversial policies like rendition."

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