Sunday, September 27, 2009

Lobbying by Any Other Name

“It was not lobbying politically,’’ [Representative Barney] Frank said of the meeting last summer in New York, which was held at his request. “This is lobbying intellectually.’’

From today's Boston Globe.

Lobbying is a political term for pull-peddling. A wannabe intellectual like Frank ought to know that. No amount of descriptive dress-up will change its meaning or the reason for its existence: man's need to fight against the subjective nature of non-objective laws.

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