Possible Lobbyist Nomination Causes Concern Over Obama Admin.

August 6, 2009

US (ChattahBox) – It has been announced that Deputy attorney-general Neil MacBride, a former lobbyist working to crack down on online file sharing, it the top Obama nominee for Attorney General in Alexandria, Virginia.

The possible nomination has caused concern for many who worry about the appointment of a former lobbyist who has shown great dedication in harsher measures against people who share files on the Internet.

But the worry goes beyond that. Obama formerly signed in a bill that makes it illegal to hire lobbyists for positions that are relevant to their former causes. But apparently it doesn’t extend to lobbyists in general.

MacBride is one of several high ranking officials in the Obama White House that have been well known as anti-piracy advocates, RAW points out in a recent news story. Does that show support from the President in increasing legal measures against piracy online?

In the end, the possible nomination raises many questions, most going back to campaign promises to minimize lobbyist influence in US politics. Whether or not those promises are going to be delivered on is yet to be seen, but so far it doesn’t look good.


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