January 4, 2006
"It's confirmed everybody's worst fears about lobbyists -- that they double-deal, that they're not aboveboard."
So says John Jonas, a lobbyist, about the Jack Abramoff guilty plea. "That hurts the legitimate practice of the profession." I'd say we ought to be very suspicious of this "profession." If you want to practice it, you should feel a lot of pressure to insure its legitimacy. If our passive trust was a benefit you wanted to enjoy, that's all the more reason we should be suspicious of you.
Posted by Ann Althouse at 8:18 AM