Bush Cabinet Members Now Lobbyists

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    WASHINGTON — More than one in four members of President George W. Bush's Cabinet have landed jobs with consulting or lobbying firms in which they can help clients navigate the departments they once oversaw, a USA TODAY analysis shows.
    Former attorney general John Ashcroft has registered as a lobbyist and runs a firm whose clients include software giant Oracle, which was the subject of a Justice Department anti-trust case during Ashcroft's tenure.
    In all, 10 of the 34 former Cabinet secretaries who served during Bush's eight years in office have registered as lobbyists or joined consulting or lobbying firms, the analysis shows. Others sit on the boards or work for industries they regulated. For instance, Gale Norton, who once oversaw 500 million acres of public land as Interior secretary, now is a lawyer in a Shell Oil division for oil exploration.
    "No one is saying they shouldn't go into the private sector," she said, "but they shouldn't take advantage of the relationships they created while in government."
    Chertoff would not release a list of clients.
    Ashcroft, the nation's former top law-enforcement official, founded the Ashcroft Group in 2005, which offers legal, consulting and lobbying services. Juleanna Glover, a former Ashcroft Senate aide who co-founded the firm, said Ashcroft has not personally lobbied since mid-2008 and instead concentrates on legal and investigatory work for clients.
    In 2004, the Justice Department brought an antitrust case against Oracle over its hostile takeover of rival PeopleSoft. Oracle prevailed in court, and hired Ashcroft's firm to lobby on anti-trust issues the following year.
    Ridge, who ran the Department of Homeland Security until February 2005, reported earning $480,000 from the government of Albania in 2007 for "strategic consulting services."
    Ridge spokeswoman Michele Nix would not release a list of clients. "The way we conduct business is above board," she said.
    Former Veterans Affairs secretary Jim Nicholson has not registered as a lobbyist but works for a law and lobbying firm, Brownstein, Hyatt, Farber and Schreck.
    Nicholson's predecessor at Veterans Affairs, Anthony Principi, is a lobbyist for pharmaceutical giant Pfizer, federal records show. He also is board chairman of QTC Management, which evaluates disability claims for the VA.
    President Clinton issued a five-year ban on lobbying by his former aides, only to rescind it a few weeks before leaving office.
    Many Bush appointees have eschewed consulting work. Former Labor secretary Elaine Chao, the longest-serving member of the Bush Cabinet, works as a fellow at the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank. She also delivers paid speeches.
    Several Bush officials work in areas related to former jobs - USATODAY.com
     
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    wow!
    stop the fucking presses, this never ever happened before.

    twit
     
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    True, but remember last week I told you that former Bushies were working for CHINA helping them find the loopholes that the GOP created so China can flood our US market with their shitty tires and kill another American industry?

    Do you want to know what is wrong with our system or not Del?
     
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    i already know what's wrong; i'd like to know how to fix it.

    carry on.
     
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    Yeah and some of Obama's cabinet members are former lobbyists...remember his pledge during the campaign?...absolutly no lobbyists in his cabinet?...and not to mention TAX CHEAT Geitner...and on and on..not change just politics beyond usual...bottom line..Obama is a fucking lying RAT!
     
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    Atleast his cabinet members paid their taxes................... :eusa_whistle:
     

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