It’s almost not worth reporting, simply because President Obama and his administration have issued so many waivers to the “no-lobbyists-in-our-administration” rule we have assumed that promise expired in month one of his reign. But another top lobbyist is now working in the White House.
As a candidate, Obama pledged that lobbyists “will not run my White House.” But on Monday, the president brought in one of this town’s most prominent lobbyists to run his White House — or at least a nice piece of it.
Steve Ricchetti, whose long list of lobbying clients included Fannie Mae, General Motors, the American Hospital Association and Eli Lilly, was tapped to be counselor to Vice President Biden.
We’ve been saying this for years. Watch what this man does and what the results are as compared to what he says.