Obama Weasels Out Of His 'Lobbyists Won't Find A Job In My White House' Promise

Posted: May 07, 2009 11:47 AM

Remember when Presient Obama promised “lobbyists won't find a job in my White House"? Later he softened his stance in order to allow lobbyists to work on his transition team. With each week, Obama's campaign promises are softening -- his "promises" have reached Jello consistency: “The Senate is expected soon to approve anti-tobacco lobbyist William Corr for the second-highest post at the Department of Health and Human Services. He is the former executive director of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids and, until recently, a registered lobbyist.” 

Later in the story: "Thirty of 267 senior administration officials, about 11 percent of the president's top staff, had lobbied within the past five years, according to National Journal." [H/T Charlie Richards]