“When I am president of the United States, no corporate lobbyists or anyone who has lobbied for a foreign government will work in my White House,” Mr. Edwards said, speaking at a public library.
Will it really make any difference? It strikes me as tokenistic. Australia is different to the US. But Kevin Rudd's chief of staff, David Epstein, was a lobbyist for many years before joining the new prime minister's staff six months ago. I don't see any issues with it myself.