On Greater Boston tonight, former Speaker of the MA House and now lobbyist for the Massachusetts Biotech Council Tom Finneran said he sees lobbying as an “honorable profession”, providing “information” for elected officials who really want to know more about the issues. He’s a resource, you see, although he’s still learning a lot himself, don’t you know.
(That’s our cue to scratch our chins thoughtfully, and say, “Hmm, gosh, that’s really true. I’m glad we have lobbyists like ol’ Tom around, helping people understand issues.” Do it. Now.)
He also says that he’s received warmly wherever he goes. Isn’t that just great?
I’m going to take a shower now.