More Lobbyists in the Obama Administration

Remember when we learned of Obama’s promise to not have lobbyists in his administration?  And remember when Obama  started breaking his rule?  Well, he’s still breaking it.  Obama’s first executive order forbade appointees who have served as registered lobbyists to “participate in any particular matter on which [they] lobbied within the two years before the date of my appointment” or “participate in the specific issue area in which that particular matter falls.”  His latest lobbyist appointments, Derek Douglas and Christine Varney are excluded from this executive order because their lobbying efforts were in 2006 – a few days before Obama’s 2-year self imposed cut off date.


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