Is the K Street Project really dying? Looks like it.
Yesterday, Roll Call reported
that lobbyists were acting like scared little lambs.
And today, Franklin Foer of The New Republic adds
some anecdotal evidence that things just aren't the same any more:
TNR shares its building with a lobbying outfit that was a prime cog in K Street Project machine. (Yes, our office space is that sweet.) This firm contains several of DeLay's ex- staffers. But apparently, their juice has dried up. Riding down in the elevator, I heard the firm's head kvetching about how DeLay's downfall had been bad for business. "We're hurting," he moaned. "The whole industry is hurting."
According to a piece
in The Hill
last week, the tide seems to be turning with Tom DeLay's departure - lobbying firms have begun to hire more Democrats.
So it seems that we might actually be at something of a turning point. Could it be?