Revolving door corruption of Washington

More than one in four of President Bush’s Cabinet “have landed jobs with consulting or lobbying firms in which they can help clients navigate the departments they once oversaw.” Ten of the 34 Cabinet secretaries that served under Bush — including Michael Chertoff, John Ashcroft, Tom Ridge, and Gale Norton — “have registered as lobbyists or joined consulting or lobbying firms” or “sit on the boards or work forindustries they regulated.”

from Think Progress

Michael Tomasky writes a review of  “So Damn Much Money: The Triumph of Lobbying and the Corrosion of American Government” in the Apr 9 issue of the NYRB but unfortunately it is behind their pay wall.   But as usual, it’s only $3 to access this piece and well worth it.

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