As for the Democrats' eagerness to clean up influence peddling inside-the-Beltway, both CBS and NBC adopted a world-weary tone.
CBS' Gloria Borger went to The Palm, home of the power lunch, to ask about the House ban on members eating free meals on the lobbyists' tab. "The people that write those rules are very creative. I am sure they will find ways to get around them," the restaurant's calm executive director Tommy Jacomo reassured her.
NBC's In Depth had Lisa Myers showed clips from the campaign fundraising concert the Democrats threw to celebrate their victory. "Neither party is doing anything to crack down on campaign money lobbyists give and raise," Myers mused. She called the Speaker's office for an explanation: "There were only about 200 lobbyists" at the $1,000-per-head concert, said a spokesperson.
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