Thursday, June 18, 2009

The Spirit vs. the Letter of the Law

You know which one wins.

On Friday, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee will sneak around President Barack Obama’s ban on collecting money from lobbyists at fundraisers he attends by holding a morning-after event to mop up lobbyist cash, Jonathan Martin reports for Politico. President Obama speaks at a fundraising dinner tonight, and Congressional Democrats will hold their fundraising fete on Friday morning.

Invitations sent to lobbyists about the event aren’t subtle.

“Please note that the Friday Issues Conference is NOT subject to lobbyist restrictions, though the event is intended for personal contributions only,” a finance official from the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee remarked in an e-mail sent to lobbyists and acquired by Politico Tuesday. “The Issues Conference is separate from the DSCC/DCCC events with President Obama.”

The entire sentence containing the phrases “NOT subject to lobbyist restrictions” is emphasized in bold.

Entrance to the event is welcomed with a gift of $5,000 per person.


One prominent Democratic lobbyist was quoted as saying, “It’s almost like the ugly girl that you want to call late at night — but don’t want to be seen with on a date.”

  Raw Story

Jesus H. Christ. The lobbyists are pouting!

Isn’t it nice to know that even the Democrats are able to find a way around the laws of their own leader?

....but hey, do what you will anyway.

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