Listen to Jack Abramoff, America’s most infamous lobbyist, talk about politics today, and where we need to go from here.
Jack Abramoff is often equated with the worst portions of Washington politics, because he ended up serving time in prison for some of his activities as a lobbyist. Now, he is working to fix the problems he is intimately aware of on the Hill, particularly in the realm of the revolving door between government and lobbying firms.
Abramoff’s history is readily available in his book, Capitol Punishment: The Hard Truth About Washington Corruption From America’s Most Notorious Lobbyist, so today’s conversation is centered on his thoughts on today’s political landscape, and where we need to go from here. Yes, he does believe that lobbying is a good profession for some, just not him. Also, you’ll find out where Abramoff himself is going from here, which includes a step back into his non-political roots.