Groundhog Day: Lobbyist to Join Administration

President-elect Obama has named another lobbyist to join his administration, according to this report.

William Corr, whose name Mr. Obama put forward this morning to be deputy secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, was, until September 2008, a federal lobbyist with the Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids…

“I have done more than any other candidate in this race to take on lobbyists — and won,” Mr. Obama said [in November 2007.]  “They have not funded my campaign, they will not get a job in my White House, and they will not drown out the voices of the American people when I am president.”

Mr. Obama changed that pledge, however, to the notion that lobbyists won’t “run” his White House. 

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