Two days after introducing what he heralded as the most sweeping ethics rules in American history -- ones that would "close the revolving door that lets lobbyists come into government freely" -- President Barack Obama today waived those rules for his nominee for Deputy Secretary of Defense, William Lynn. Until last fall, Lynn was a registered lobbyist for the defense contractor Raytheon.This is just the beginning, get ready for your CHANGE & HOPE in action.
UPDATE: Another former lobbyists has been tapped as the No. 2 at Interior. Click here.