Recall back during the Bush Years, when liberals from coast to coast complained constantly that lobbyists ran the Bush White House and the (Democratic-controlled) Republican Congress?
What if I were to tell you that I found a concrete instance where Congress had pushed a law through that nobody on Capitol Hill could read, all because Congressional leaders sent the only copy of the law over to the lobbyists on K Street?
It'd be pretty awful, wouldn't it? And representative of a Federal Government that is totally beholden to and corrupted by moneyed influence?
Okay, if you're ready for a little bit of a shock, I've got a little secret I'd like to share with you about the true story I listed above. Brace yourself:THE 2009 STIMULUS BILL HAS BEEN SENT TO LOBBYISTS BEFORE CONGRESS HAS SEEN IT.
Hope. Change. Influence peddling!
I won't be waiting for the inbred empty suits at CNN to report this.