Now try to keep this straight. Presidential hopeful John Edwards points out that John Kerry has taken millions from lobbyists during his 17 years in the Senate, while Mr. Edwards has taken millions from his fellow trial lawyers.
Howard Dean rails against special interests, then hires a former big telecommunications lobbyist as his campaign manager. Wesley Clark was a lobbyist even after becoming a candidate, and sought Vice President Dick Cheney's help for a contract.
And all the Democratic presidential candidates chide George Bush for being beholden to special interests.
Let's hope this issue doesn't fade. Or at least continues to be debated in the primaries, with less hypocrisy.