Perhaps I will look into why we give lobbyists any more recognition than we do private citizens.
Or do we? I did call the Lieutenant Governor's Office today, as the lobbyists are registered through that office. Was told they have no better access to our government officials than what citizens have. They pay $100 to register as lobbyists and have to take an annual ethics test. Other than, that, I was told, they receive no special treatment, other than that they might be considered experts at times.
Perhaps I should look into this more. Why even have a lobbyist program? Why register them? Why treat them any different than the average person?