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Tester staffer leaving for lobbying firm

2010-02-04T00:00:00Z Tester staffer leaving for lobbying firmThe Associated Press The Associated Press
February 04, 2010 12:00 am

Sen. Jon Tester’s office says that a staffer who is leaving to go work for a lobbying firm is walking out a “one-way door.”

An economic policy adviser for Tester, Jason Rosenberg, is leaving the Democratic senator’s office to go work for a Washington D.C. lobbying firm called The Glover Park Group.

Back in 2006 when Tester was running for office he released an ethics pledge that stated that his office would not be lobbied by former staffers or senators he served with.

Spokesman Aaron Murphy says that all staff, including Rosenberg, are aware of that pledge. Murphy says that Rosenberg will not be allowed to lobby Tester staff.

Tester says Rosenberg is not leaving on bad terms — but he is walking through a “one-way door out.”

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  1. CharlesFeney
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    CharlesFeney - February 04, 2010 11:27 am
    Senator Shrek Hits the Deck

    In Montana from a ranch around Chester
    Came a jar headed politician named Tester
    But since he's been elected
    He hasn't performed as expected
    Now this boil is beginning to fester

    His first vote played like an angel with harp
    'Cause he voted against the fraudulent TARP
    But he showed his first party hackage
    By voting for Obama's stimulus package
    Showing Montanans that he wasn't too sharp

    Again Montana's voters were betrayed
    When their new junior senator got swayed
    You see he began to adore
    A flatulent fellow named Gore
    And came out favoring the insane Cap and Trade

    Even though Montana's biggest resource is coal
    On which a carbon tax would take a great toll
    You'd think that a farmer would know
    That carbon dioxide makes the plants grow,
    But his State's welfare was no longer his goal

    When farmer Tester first went out to D.C.
    Getting in touch with him was very easy
    But now we call and we call
    And we can't get through at all
    It's an old Baucus trick, rather sleazy.

    It was like taking a nice, clean, white towel
    And trying to clean up a sewer most foul.
    Did we think one towel could clean
    That fetid Washington, D.C. latrine
    When there's campaign contributors on the prowl?

    You see our Senator let the lobbyists peck
    At his foundation til they left it a wreck
    Yes they wined him and dined him
    But when they were speaking behind him
    They referred to him as "One-Term Senator Shrek"!

    It seems the man with the head that is square
    Now keeps his wet little finger in the air
    We thought we had it bad
    When we tossed out Conrad
    But we should have heeded "Buyer Beware!"

    Charles Ulysses Feney
  2. Independent
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    Independent - February 04, 2010 9:56 am
    Is he paving the path for Tester after the next election??

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