Thursday, May 22, 2008

Obama's Lobbyist Advisers: Big Oil, Insurance Companies, Pharmaceutical Companies

Jim Geraghty has some great Sen Obama stuff, must here and don't just stop after the first post!!! Here's a little piece

.........Okay. Fine. I think it's stupid to try to purge every campaign of anyone who has ever lobbied, since most campaign and political professionals need work in non-campaign years, and one of the most widespread options is lobbying firms.

But if our friends on the left want to have this fight, then what's good for the goose is good for the gander.

So can we expect a front page story

Daniel Shapiro, one of Obama's foreign policy advisers on the Middle East, registered to lobby for several corporate clients in the last year, since leaving the office of Rep. Bill Nelson (D-Fla). Shapiro, who worked during the 1990s for President Bill Clinton's National Security Council, counts some of America's biggest corporate names among his clients, including beermaker Anheuser-Busch, carmaker Daimler Chrysler, the American Petroleum Institute and Freddie Mac.

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