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WASHINGTON — It’s that magical time, when government staffers trade in their badges and their lowly government salaries for jobs at some of Washington’s most powerful (and highest paying) law firms and lobbying shops.

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  • Crooked corrupt practices will cleary continue. Lobbyist Hunter? OMG. It is long, long, long overdue to abolish lobbying completely and for ever.

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  • Given the sleazy nature of a lot of lobbying, I’m surprised Trump people would have any trouble at all getting post administration lobbying positions. Maybe not the plainly unqualified personnel, of which there were many, but at least those who possess at least potentially legitimate credentials for their former assignment.

  • It is sad to have to sell your boat. Especially now that so many people don’t have enough to eat, let alone buy your boat.

  • I know this happens all the time, but it’s disgusting. Thanks (I guess) for reminding me.

  • “I feel legitimately bad for them because they have wives, …”

    So his practice is mainly for married straight men and gay women? Good to know.

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