The Bipartisan Nature of the Revolving Door

"Scores of Washington [Democrats]" are "ensconced in firms working to advance corporate agendas that don't look that different from policy we see emanating from the Bush administration," writes Russ Baker, summarizing a report released by his Real News Project. Many of the politicians Baker mentions are at PR firms, such as Mike McCurry, who at Public Strategies, Inc. heads the telecom-funded astroturf group Hands Off the Internet. Several former Clinton officials now work at Glover Park Group, such as Joe Lockhart, Carter Eskew and Michael Feldman. As detailed in SourceWatch, Glover Park clients include the Asbestos Study Group and Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America. But wait - there's more! Jack Quinn is at Quinn Gillespie, Mark Penn at Burson-Marsteller, Mike Berman at the Duberstein Group, and Leslie Dach was recently hired away from Edelman by Wal-Mart Stores.