3 Obama Campaign Staffers Were Lobbyists While On Obama's Payroll
I always thought that the Obama (and Edwards) moralizing on lobbyists was utter nonsense. Now we see just how nonsensical it was for Obama:
Three political aides on Sen. Barack Obama’s (D-Ill.) payroll were registered lobbyists for dozens of corporations, including Wal-Mart, British Petroleum and Lockheed Martin, while they received payments from his campaign, according to public documents. The presence of political operatives with long client lists on Obama’s campaign contrasts with his long-held stand of campaigning against the influence of special interests. Obama has even refused to accept contributions from lobbyists or political action committees (PACs).
Of course Obama accepted money from lobbyists, but not from current lobbyists (just past and future lobbyists) and the clients of current lobbyists. It was all hypocritical nonsense. And this makes it absolutely clear it was nonsense.
This is a bad development for Obama.
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