Rob Bluey at the Heritage Foundation blog, The Foundry, has a sad. It seems there’s a conspiracy afoot to malign the good name of his boss’s boss, Heritage President Jim DeMint. Oh no!
Bluey wrote a rather long post recently taking Politico Magazine to task for a story they published by Pema Levy calling Heritage President Jim DeMint “The Most Hated Man in Washington” -a statement which typically garners a great big “Duh” from anyone in Washington. But Bluey and the folks at Heritage are all in a tizzy because Politico didn’t make mention of the fact that several lobbyists quoted in the piece were actually being paid to oppose issues that Heritage supports and to support issues they oppose.
“Steve LaTourette, John Feehery and Brian Walsh toiled in the halls of Congress for years before cashing in for lucrative jobs in Washington’s burgeoning public affairs and lobbying industry,” says Bluey. Of course, we’re sure he would never characterize someone as principled as say, Jim DeMint, as “cashing in.”