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Clinton adopts Obama’s toothless lobbyist rules

Monday, October 31, 2016 21:18
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Obama talked tough on lobbyists. In the end (and the beginning) he embraced lobbyists however. This will likely continue in the next administration.

(From The Washington Examiner)

Hillary Clinton has made some of the same promises about keeping out lobbyists that President Obama did, Politico reports today. It’s interesting news, and as far as I can tell, it’s a scoop for Politico. But as the Obama administration passes into history, and a potential Clinton administration II tries to absorb some of Obama’s good-government aura.

Here’s the thing that the Politico piece doesn’t hit hard enough, though: That good-government aura of Obama is largely myth, and his revolving-door restrictions were toothless.

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