Countless public opinion polls show Americans do not mind going to a five-day delivery schedule. There simply is no longer enough mail to sustain six days of delivery.U.S. Postal Service spokesman David Partenheimer • Discussing, in a piece regarding the greeting card industry’s fight against the Saturday mail cuts, why the USPS is looking to drop Saturday mail. For what it’s worth, Hallmark has been heavily lobbying against such a change on Capitol Hill for years. They really want you to get that birthday card.
What I’m trying to suggest is I think lobbying is an honorable profession.Montana Rep. (and Republican Senate candidate) Denny Rehberg • Speaking in front of the American League of Lobbyists last October. Know your audience.
We have to practice what we preach. We tell people in this country that they need to get out there and practice their constitutional rights…but there’s one we seldom use: the freedom to petition the government.The American Nazi Party’s first-ever lobbyist, John Taylor Bowles • In one of his first interviews, given to Gawker’s Maureen O’Connor, since registering with the Clerk of the House last week. Bowles, a former presidential candidate for the National Socialist Movement in 2008, says he’s open to working with anybody on the Hill who’s interested in working with him and doesn’t see why his affiliation should cause any problems. When O’Connor asked about his willingness to work with Sen. Joe Lieberman, considering he was Jewish, Bowles replied, “He might like to hear some new ideas. You never know.” source (via • follow)
There are two ‘L’ words that apply with Newt, lobbyist and liar. Mr. Gingrich was reprimanded for lying. He has a history of doing that and this is nonsense that he was being paid $1.6 million and maybe more to talk about history.Rep. Barney Frank • Pulling no punches in his condemnation of Newt Gingrich, over Gingrich’s claim that his $1.6 million in income from Freddie Mac was earned not as a lobbyist, but as a historian. Frank and Gingrich are former colleagues in the House, and it doesn’t seem they terribly care for one another — at a previous debate, Gingrich suggested Frank and financial reform law co-sponsor Chris Dodd should be jailed. source (via • follow)
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