The Sneetches and President Obama’s Lobbyist Policy

Elliot Berke’s editorial in Roll Call discussing President Obama’s lobbyist restrictions is available here.

Don’t remember the Sneetches? In the children’s story, there were both plain and star-bellied Sneetches. A “Fix-It-Up Chappie” rides into town with a machine that can remove the stars from the star-bellied Sneetches, thus eliminating the stigma.

So in order to comply with the lobbying restrictions, some lobbyists are terminating their registrations or simply de-registering — thus proverbially removing the star from their bellies.

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