Maybe the Washington Examiner's Tim Carney can teach the Politico folks how to -- ahem! -- actually work as journalists, rather than shills. Politico ran a story by Anna Palmer entitled "Lobbyists Ready for a Comeback Under Mitt Romney." The piece extolled (of course!) Barack Obama as the one who had "gone further than any president to keep lobbyists out of the White House."
Carney took 'em to the cleaners. In an absolutely devastating post, he named and numbered -- count 'em -- 55 registered lobbyists occupying plum jobs in the Obama administration. Yeah, the Obama White House is purer than the driven snow when it comes to lobbyist influence. Riiiiight.