Does Google Have to Do K Street?
BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, March 30 2006
That's the question posed by my pal and colleague David Donnelly, in this oped on Cnet. The company that has redefined free access to information seems to have decided that it has to pay-to-play for access just like everybody else, and is hiring some high-level lobbyists with very close connections to the Republican leadership on the Hill.
David thinks they ought to push for a more webby approach to advocacy, especially as causes like net neutrality, which Google is very concerned about, certainly lend themselves to a more people-centric approach. (Full disclosure: I do some consulting work for Public Campaign Action Fund, Donnelly's organization.)