D.C. Lobbyists Protest Obama Change in Policy

22nd December 201410:54 am

The White House blog has an exchange of letters you really must read. In the first one, business leaders used to throwing their weight around demand an end to the Obama White House policy that has banned lobbyists from serving on federal boards and commissions. In the second letter, White House ethics lawyer Norman Eisen does a classic job of “speaking truth to power” in another powerful demonstration of the change that is starting to sweep thru Washington. We have a long, long way to go, but after reading this exchange I was reminded again how fortunate I am to be part of President Obama’s exceptional team. There is a new direction in this town. With a bit more time, hard work, your prayers and maybe a little luck, we may yet see an America we’d recognize from our dreams. Eisen’s remarkable letter is another step in that path.