July 17, 2009

Lobbyist-bashing e-mail sent to lobbyists

A lobbyist-bashing e-mail by the campaign of Sen. Christopher Dodd, D-Conn., was sent to his entire fundraising list -- including lobbyists.

The e-mail, titled Those poor lobbyists, depicts Dodd's resistance to special interests by listing anonymous complaints from lobbyists who failed to obtain a meeting with the senator, The New York Times reported Friday.

No one meets with Dodd, the e-mail quotes one of the anonymous lobbyists as saying. He certainly isn't doing things to cater to the K Street crowd.

A link embedded in the e-mail takes users to a video featuring further quotes from lobbyists set to the background of childish crying.

The e-mail was sent to Dodd's entire fundraising list, lobbyists included.

Can you believe this idiot is sending this to lobbyists? said one lobbyist who forwarded the e-mail to the Times.