The revolving door | Arkansas Blog

Monday, November 26, 2007

The revolving door

Posted By on Mon, Nov 26, 2007 at 2:57 PM

Talking Points Memo has film of Sen. Trent Lott's odd news conference to announce his early departure so that he may cash in on lobbying before a new Senate waiting period takes effect. Is there a better example of why there SHOULD be a waiting period (preferably two years) before lawmakers -- state or federal -- enter the lobbying ranks? There's entirely too much suggestion that current favors are considered in post-legislative employment otherwise. Too much suggestion that lawmakers are working with future income in mind rather than simply serving constituents.

At least the U.S. Senate has such a rule now. Not the Arkansas legislature.

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