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Gee, sounds like Lieberman has the politician-speak down cold.p> POWER ALLEY br> Republican staffers on Capitol Hill and in the White House have hit the lottery of sorts. With the GOP controlling both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue, lobbying shops, trade associations and law firms that do business inside the Beltway are snapping up just about any Republican with ties to anyone influential inside the White House or in the House or Senate. /p>
“All these Clinton holdovers can’t do us a bit of good now,” says a longtime Democratic lobbyist. “I’ll admit we’ve been a bit remiss in bringing in Republicans, but we haven’t had to in close to ten years. Now it’s imperative that I have some folks onboard.”
Big winners are lower level Republicans already in the employ of such high-powered lobbying shops as Preston Gates.
Even retiring congressmen who loved playing up their non-Beltway ties are getting in the action. Former Majority Leader Dick Armey plans on spending at least some of his time in Washington, and has at least three different lobbying firms bidding against one another for his services. Guess he won’t need that old cot he used to keep in his office to save money on rent.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?