Monday, February 23, 2009

Another Lobbyist Set to Join Administration

Obama's nominee for U.S. Trade Representative squeezes through lobbying loophole.
From ABC News' Jake Tapper
On first blush, Ron Kirk, the former mayor of Dallas and President Obama's nominee for U.S. Trade Representative, could seem as though he has an enormous impediment standing in his way to the Cabinet: President Obama's high standards against lobbyists in his Cabinet.
As recently as last year, Kirk was a lobbyist for investment bank Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc., and President Obama has said no one can work in his administration on issues they lobbied on in the previous two years.

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