And, somewhat secondarily, John McCain:
Let’s agree to frown upon bad lobbying, such as getting a tax break for a particular industry. Let’s agree to welcome good lobbying — the actual redress of a legitimate grievance — such as protecting your home from being turned to dust to make way for some urban development project. . .
. . .free advice to the K Street crowd: Consider a name change. . .
That’s exactly what our Policy Director and I were talking about the other day. What should we call the perfectly legitimate activity of petitioning representatives on behalf of their constituencies?