November 27, 2007

Congress, The AAA Affiliate Of K Street

In days past, politicians only turned to lobbying when their constituents had had enough of them, as The Politico reminds us. Now, however, with millions of dollars chasing billions in federal contracts and grants, lobbying and public service have changed places. Trent Lott's sudden retirement may signal that a Congressional career may serve as the minor leagues in pork-barrel politics.

Congress has become the minor leagues of lobbying. At Heading Right, I note that Lott's rise to the K Street majors comes as no accident. Congress can blame itself for becoming its AAA affiliate.


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