Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Ethics Law

Politico has an interesting take on the new ethics law that Bush just signed. The good news is that I think I may be making some money in a few years. The bad news is that I know this is going to be almost a complicated as a calculus class once I look at the statutes.

From Politico:

While money and politics watchdog groups applauded the new ethics law signed by President Bush last week, bigger cheers rang out in the tight-knit community of lawyers who are experts on campaign finance and lobbying regulations.

“I seem to be very popular these days,” said Ken Gross, who heads a team of political law experts at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. “I’ve been on the run, giving presentations all week long, some back to back to back.” Next week, he takes his show on the road to Las Vegas, and the following week he’ll be appearing in corporate offices in Massachusetts and Texas.

Jan Baran, who leads a similar group at Wiley Rein, said he’s booked “for the foreseeable future,” and requests continue to come in for the longtime veteran whose presentations also include jokes — for no extra fee. “We’ve got to get the money out of politics somehow, so we might as well hire a lot of lawyers and accountants,” he quips.

1 comment:

RightMichigan.com said...

"We've got to get the money out of politics somehow..."

Pity. And I was such a fan of the first amendment. Oh bother. It's just the Constitution.