Saturday, November 29, 2008

Obama softens ban on hiring lobbyists

This is from a couple of weeks ago, but still worth mentioning.
The Boston Globe – November 12, 2008

"President-elect Barack Obama... said through a spokesman yesterday that he would allow lobbyists on his transition team as long as they work on issues unrelated to their earlier jobs.

Podesta said staff members who lobbied in the last year won't be allowed to work in their field..."
DumbArkie asks: Why would you hire someone for a job that is NOT related to his field?


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