"No lobbyists in my cabinet, no lobbyists working for me" - The Obamessiah
Unless of course you count William J. Lynn, #2 guy at the Dept of Defense who recently lobbied for Raytheon, big gigantic defense contractor.
Or William Corr, deputy secretary at Health & Human Services who recently lobbied for an Anti-Tobacco group.
Or Timothy Geithner's chief of staff, Mark Patterson who was a registered lobbyist for Goldman Sachs.
Or John Podesta, leader of the transition team, who lobbied for the "Center for American Progress", a far left wing 'think tank'. I tend to have an issue whenever someone puts the word think anywhere near the phrase 'left-wing', but let's go with it for now.
Or Ron Klain, VP Joe Biden's chief of staff, who lobbied for Fannie May.
Or R. Hunter Biden, Biden's son, who supposedly has never lobbied the old man, but let's face it, do you really think that there's no discussion at Thanksgiving dinner about work? If you believe that, you're a true idiot and this administration is going to be perfect for you.
Guarantee if this was the Bush administration (or the McCain administration) the media would be howling mad and it would be splashed all over the 6 o'clock news, as well as the front page of the bird-cage liners. But since it's the Obamessiah, you have folks who are supposedly for open government spouting such stupidity as:
"A few waivers will not undermine it," (the ban on lobbyists) he said, "provided they are justified and limited."
Of course it won't....
And Rush Limbaugh is a likely dinner guest at the White House tomorrow too.....