The Post reports that President Obama is apparently considering former lobbyist Neil MacBride to be U.S. Attorney in Alexandria, VA.
MacBride, who briefly lobbied in the mid-1990s for a high-powered D.C. law firm stocked with leading Democrats, declined to comment. Officials said no decisions have been made in the hotly contested race for U.S. attorney, one of nearly 100 top prosecutor positions the administration is trying to fill.
President Obama campaigned on a pledge to change Washington, vowing to upend the K Street lobbying culture, and at one point, he said lobbyists wouldn’t work in his White House. Immediately after taking office, he imposed lobbying limits that have been hailed as historically strict. Although officials said MacBride’s appointment would not violate those rules, some prosecutors and governmental watchdogs wonder whether it would violate their spirit.