Well, guess what? Now the number of lobbyists sneaking around his lobbyist-free administration is pushing...[drum roll please]...50:
President Obama used his recess-appointment power to place four former federal lobbyists -- representing defense contractors and the agri-chemical industry among others -- in top policy jobs. Obama's maneuver dodges a Senate floor debate and sweeps under the rug an inauspicious milestone: The appointment of the 50th lobbyist to a policymaking job by a president who claims he's "excluded" them.
There's my two cents.