November 16, 2004


Dems fear lobbying blacklist (Geoff Earle. 11/16/04, The Hill)

Scores of soon-to-be-unemployed Democrats fear that their party’s electoral defeat could hinder their ability to find work on K Street, a traditional safe haven and source of employment for Capitol Hill staff.

At a time when many Democrats are anxious about their ability to earn a living, some even fear that a conspiracy to blacklist aides to certain Democrats, such as Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle (D-S.D.), could be afoot.

When the Right is hosting all the cocktail parties in town and determining the topics of conversation, the Justices and the Beltway media will start to drift Right too.

Posted by Orrin Judd at November 16, 2004 8:00 PM

>Dems fear lobbying blacklist

I maintain we should show the Dems exactly the same amount of consideration that they showed us when they were in power -- none whatsoever.

I had to genuflect and burn the pinch of incense before the Divine Images of Bill and Hillary for eight years. Now it's their turn to crawl.

No quarter.
No mercy.

Posted by: Ken at November 16, 2004 8:31 PM

Interesting! Daschle cheated Thune out of a victory 2 years ago with phony Indian reservation voting, only to find himself running against the same fellow this time around - and losing.

Had Thune won back then, no such formidable candidate would have been available to beat Tiny Tom this year.

Irony can be so delicious!

Posted by: Oswald Booth Czolgosz at November 16, 2004 8:45 PM

The problem is that those lobbyists who've concentrated on the Dems and cultivated those relationships have finally figured out that the Dems are no longer in a position to grant them the favors they've been telling their clients that they, the lobbyists, can get for those clients. Nobody's going to pay good money to gain access to a Dem any more. And the idea of sucking up to Republicans is just too yucky to contemplate.

Posted by: Raoul Ortega at November 16, 2004 8:46 PM

Good golly, can't these fellows earn an honest living somewhere else ?!

Say, back in their home states ?

Posted by: Michael Herdegen at November 16, 2004 9:03 PM

A strong and lucky man can earn $ 100,000 a season crabbing in Alaska; maybe they should look into it.

Posted by: Michael Herdegen at November 16, 2004 9:05 PM

The Dems lost. They are in the minority in all elected positions. The notion that Tommy Boggs and his ilk should get the right time is just offensive.

Posted by: Bart at November 16, 2004 10:29 PM

just sucks to be them, doesn't it?

Posted by: Robert Schwartz at November 17, 2004 6:38 PM