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D.C. the For Sale Town

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Washington Confidential a book set in the 50s by journalists Jack Lait and Lee Mortimer  calls Lobbying Washington's Oldest Profession.  "Lobbying is as old as Magna Charta, which first granted people the right to petition their sovereign. Ever since, those who wanted something have hired someone to speak up for them. Washington is full of these huckster" Washington Confidential.
You’d think that the market for Washington-bashing would be saturated by now. Not counting the nightly Comedy Central duo, four anti-Washington television shows were showered with Emmy nominations last month. Apocalyptic anti-Washington books with titles like It’s Even Worse Than It Looks and Throw Them All Out have become our daily bread in the Obama years. Frank Rich
National Security Agency arranged a secret $10 million contract with RSA, one of the most influential firms in the computer security industry. Reuters

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