Candidate Obama stated:
"What's most outrageous is not the morally offensive conduct on behalf of these lobbyists and legislators, but the morally offensive laws and decisions that get made as a result."
President Obama's White House sits in the middle of lobbyist-legislator conduct. NYT reported:
White House officials have met hundreds of times over the last 18 months with prominent K Street lobbyists.
On the agenda over espressos and lattes, according to more than a dozen lobbyists and political operatives who have taken part in the sessions, have been front-burner issues like Wall Street regulation, health care rules, federal stimulus money, energy policy and climate control — and their impact on the lobbyists’ corporate clients.
But because the discussions are not taking place at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, they are not subject to disclosure on the visitors’ log that the White House releases as part of its pledge to be the “most transparent presidential administration in history.”
A citizen's group asked Congress to investigate unrecorded visits and e-mails by White House staffers. Change looks remarkably Bush like. A pox on Red & Blue political houses, as both cater to K Street.