Day 1 in Office!

I am glad to see that President Obama has already started working on keeping promises.  Maybe an elected official can tell the true. 

“Obama’s new lobbying rules will not only ban aides from trying to influence the administration when they leave his staff. Those already hired will be banned from working on matters they have previously lobbied on, or to approach agencies that they once targeted.

The rules also ban lobbyists from giving gifts of any size to any member of his administration. It wasn’t immediately clear whether the ban would include the traditional “previous relationships” clause, allowing gifts from friends or associates with which an employee comes in with strong ties.

The new rules also require that anyone who leaves his administration is not allowed to try to influence former friends and colleagues for at least two years. Obama is requiring all staff to attend to an ethics briefing like one he said he attended last week.”


  1. acilius

     /  January 21, 2009

    So far, so good!

  2. believer1

     /  January 21, 2009

    Yep. Come Home.

  3. acilius

     /  January 21, 2009

    Will do! Have to grade a quiz first.

  4. cymast

     /  January 21, 2009

    Could I get fries with that?

  5. acilius

     /  January 21, 2009

    Two people sitting outside my office are talking about this same presidential order. I’ve closed my door and will ignore them while I get back to work, but it does show how excited people are about Mr O.

  6. cymast

     /  January 21, 2009

    The frozen celery is a refreshing new menu item.

  7. cymast

     /  January 21, 2009

    By “fries” I mean those crispy on the outside, soft on the inside, sweet and spicy sweet potatoe fries. Sorry, I should have clarified. And I do not want any frozen celery for myself, thank you.

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