Lobbyist Fat Cats
Sheesh. I’ve been wrapping gifts with used Sunday comics – you know the ones in color. Guess I don’t have to worry about becoming a member of the “it” crowd any time soon. The video shows Edwina Rogers giving a lesson on how to wrap a gift.
Here’s some background on Edwina, from a September 2006 article in the Washington Post:
Edwina Rogers — a former Bush White House aide and the wife of Ed Rogers, a former Reagan aide now lobbying for Eli Lilly, Lorillard Tobacco Co. and the government of Qatar — gave Crowley a tour of Surry Hill, her 18,000-square-foot McLean mega-mansion. “Edwina doesn’t know the total number of rooms in Surry Hill,” Crowley writes, “but an elevator services the house’s three floors. Upstairs, Edwina’s bathroom (one of eight) features a small fireplace by the tub . . . ”
But Rogers is proudest of her private art gallery and its extensive collection. “We do a lot of lobbying for foreign governments,” she tells Crowley. “I just can’t imagine any country we haven’t gotten a piece from.”
Building palaces with money made shilling for foreign governments. Is that how Republicans became the party of patriotism?