But when it comes to the retelling of his Olympics story, Romney never mentions the L word. Lobbyist.Huffington Post
Romney wasn't just the head of the Salt Lake Organizing Committee. Romney was also a registered lobbyist for the organization, Utah state records show.
Romney last worked as a lobbyist on Dec. 31, 2000, according to a spokesman for the state lieutenant governor, who oversees the registry.
This is a registered lobbyist for Utah, not the United States ... but I hope someone checks the records for the US Congress, because I will bet a nickle he lobbied them, too.
And of course, Willard attacked Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum for ... having worked as a lobbyist.
He assailed challenger Newt Gingrich for working a Washington lobbyist. “Well, what’s he been doing for 15 years? He’s been working as a lobbyist, yeah, he’s been working as a lobbyist and selling influence around Washington," Romney told a crowd in Florida during the primary. The Romney campaign leveled similar charges against Sen. Rick Santorum, questioning his role as a lobbyist in Pennsylvania.If Willard M. Romney attacks someone for doing something, is is a strong clue that Romney has done it himself.