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The Rule That Proves the Exception

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 10:06 pm

First, Obama said he would employ no lobbyists.

Then, he employed one.

Then, it became two.

Do I hear twelve?

11 Responses to “The Rule That Proves the Exception”

  1. But that is different, Patterico.

    These are Left of center lobbyists, not eeevvviiillll Right wing toadies. Get with Teh Narrative!

    Besides, Bush was worse! And was stupid. And Bruce Springsteen hates him! Don’t look behind the curtain!

    Hope and Change!

    Eric Blair (e92b94)

  2. THAT is a funny title. This place is a regular Algonquin Round Table.

    fat tony (8b940d)

  3. I just can’t believe that Barry would LIE about this. The media simply must have gotten his promises wrong. Those campaign advertisements must have been produced by campaign staff without his consent or something. IT CANNOT BE BARRY’S FAULT. Y’all are just like Rush Limbaugh!

    Two Dogs (ec1cea)

  4. Pat, Pat, Pat, I already told you, that President Obama’s promise was that he wouldn’t hire just one lobbyist. He’s doing his absolute best to keep that promise.

    The Obama-sycophant Dana (3e4784)

  5. Ha, ha, ha, ha, ROTFLMAO!!!

    Hope & Change my arse!

    We’re Screwed.

    J. Raymond Wright (d83ab3)

  6. Where does he say in that speech that he “would employ no lobbyists” if he became President?

    Steve Smith (a82538)

  7. Steve Smith, it violates his own published ethics policy. Are you blind?

    “2. Revolving Door Ban All Appointees Entering Government. I will not for a period of 2 years from the date of my appointment participate in any particular matter involving specific parties that is directly and substantially related to my former employer or former clients, including regulations and contracts.

    “3. Revolving Door Ban Lobbyists Entering Government. If I was a registered lobbyist within the 2 years before the date of my appointment, in addition to abiding by the limitations of paragraph 2, I will not for a period of 2 years after the date of my appointment:

    (a) participate in any particular matter on which I lobbied within the 2 years before the date of my appointment;

    (b) participate in the specific issue area in which that particular matter falls; or

    (c) seek or accept employment with any executive agency that I lobbied within the 2 years before the date of my appointment.

    carlitos (9e0bdf)

  8. Forget the published policy, did you even read the first link in this post? Idiot.

    One year from now, we have the chance to tell all those corporate lobbyists that the days of them setting the agenda in Washington are over. I have done more to take on lobbyists than any other candidate in this race – and I’ve won. I don’t take a dime of their money, and when I am President, they won’t find a job in my White House. Because real change isn’t another four years of defending lobbyists who don’t represent real Americans – it’s standing with working Americans who have seen their jobs disappear and their wages decline and their hope for the future slip further and further away. That’s the change we can offer in 2008.

    carlitos (9e0bdf)

  9. This Messiah is a liah.

    In other news, words contain letters.

    Alan (551a6d)

  10. Just don’t say that he is being disingenuous. That would an opinion or something.

    carlitos (cfecb3)

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