Oh Breaux-ther

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There more fuel for the Trent Lott speculation fire. Rumors are circulating that when the Senator vacates his post he'll join former Democratic Senator Jon Breaux in forming something of a lobbying empire.

Breaux's been working at lobbying powerhouse Patton Boggs but now he's leaving to form his own firm. His pedigree for lobbying on behalf of big money interests is impeccable:


Breaux, a Democrat from Louisiana, has been active in many of Washington's highest-profile legislative fights, representing such major industries as oil and pharmaceuticals. His reputation as a dealmaker who could work with both Democrats and Republicans has made him one of corporate America's most sought-after former lawmakers on K Street.

Let's not forget this is a man who famously quipped that his vote wasn't for sale, "but it is available for rent."