Lobbyists Are People, Too

Barack Obama's lobbyist ban is basically just a publicity stunt that has no positive effect but makes the president’s job harder. 
Protecting the White House from lobbyists is really unnecessary.

How about one cheer -- no, let's make that maybe one-tenth of a cheer -- for a partial reversal (details from Politico's Byron Tau) of one of President Barack Obama's worst ideas: his ban on lobbyists in the administration.

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