Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Ridiculous DC Lobbyist Party Rules-Promoting the illusion of "legality"

When bureaucrats rule we are doomed to a surreal existence where corruption is covered by a thin veneer of pseudo legitimacy.

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The House and Senate ethics staff have spent ample time reviewing, editing and discussing catering menus for events hosted or paid for by lobbyists or lobbying entities. Below is a checklist of do’s and don’ts:

NO:

low-cost food that could still be considered a meal item, such as hot dogs, pizza slices, sliders (tiny hamburgers)
food that requires a fork
carving stations
pasta stations
dining tables
martini or vodka bars

YES

appetizers
passed hors d’oeuvres
finger foods or food eaten with toothpicks
beverages, including wine, beer and cocktails (but keep it simple and less expensive)
desserts