Friday, February 09, 2007

Railroads hire lawmakers relatives as lobbyists

This is sickening. What else can you say, its just sickening.

Link from the Washington Post

Days after Jennifer Esposito became majority staff director of the House transportation panel's subcommittee on railroads, her father, Sante Esposito, and brother Michael Esposito signed up as railway lobbyists. Rep. Daniel Lipinski (D-Ill.) has just taken a seat on the subcommittee, and in the coming weeks, the railroad industry trade association said, his father and predecessor in Congress, William O. Lipinski (D-Ill.), will register as a railroad lobbyist, too.

This is simply a continuation of the same old pattern of behavior.