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They’re lawyers for heaven sake
Posted by: mcq on Thursday, March 15, 2007

Not to intentionally PO any of the fine lawyers I call friends but many a lawyer would represent the devil if the devil would pay his fee:
Rudolph Giuliani's law firm lobbies for Citgo Petroleum Corp., a unit of the state-owned oil company controlled by Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, the U.S.'s chief antagonist in the Western Hemisphere.
I'm no fan of Chavez, as anyone who reads this blog knows, but I find nothing untoward about Giuliani's law firm representing Citgo in the US. Being our "chief antagonist" has been more along the lines of the "mouse that roared" than any substantive problem to this point. Obviously that could change and, should it change, then I'd expect the law firm to review it's relationship.
Bracewell & Giuliani LLP registered to lobby for Citgo in Texas on April 26, 2005, less than a month after the former New York mayor joined the firm and became a name partner, state records show. Citgo renewed the contract in 2006 and 2007 and pays the firm $5,000 a month to track legislation. Giuliani doesn't lobby, the firm says.
Five grand a month to "track legislation"? Whoa, stop the presses. In lobbying speak I think we'd find that five thousand and "small potatoes" go together quite well.

But this is indicative of the anal exam all of the candidates will undergo. And you can expect breathless stories and headlines like this to become common, even when they really don't amount to a hill of beans.
 
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$5,000 would be roughly 12 hours of my billing time as a mid-level associate, or about a day-and-a-half. For a name partner like Giuliani it would be about 5 hours.

Nothing to see here folks. Move on.
 
Written By: Sean
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"@n@l exam" is right. Makes you wonder about the people who DO want to be president, and are somehow willing to go through the process.
 
Written By: Ontario Emperor
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But this is indicative of the anal exam all of the candidates will undergo.
So we can expect a similar story on Hillary’s cattle futures trading? I can hardly wait....
 
Written By: steverino
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