Lobbyists Looking To Call Themselves Something Else: Here Are A Few Suggestions
from the suggest-your-own dept
And, because of that, many people blame the lobbyists, and, indeed, under today's system, many lobbyists engage in highly questionable practices, because the potential returns are so high.
Given all of this, it appears that lobbyists are trying to "rebrand" themselves. Apparently the preferred name is "Government Relations." Yes, it's the perfect kind of whitewash of "lobbyist." However, the NY Times has suggested "Congress Plus" as a more appropriate name:
We suggest “Congress Plus” as a more truthful name for an industry that employs more than 400 former members of the Senate and House, plus former Congressional staff members estimated in one study to total 5,400 people over a recent 10-year period. Not to mention untold dozens of lobbyists who smartly shift back and forth to Congressional committee posts as the electoral pendulum makes partisan swings that prove increasingly lucrative for experienced insiders.So, what are some other suggestions for how lobbyists should rebrand? Here are a few suggestions, and we welcome more in the comments:
- "Corporate Congress"
- "Corporate Congressional Liaison"
- "Special Interest Wrangler"
- "Government Guide"
- "Legislative Influencer"
- "Regulatory Realignment Specialist"
- "Senate Sherpa"
- "Government Guru"
- "Congressional Connector"