Saxby Chambliss Transforms From Senator To Lobbyist In Less Than A Week


It took less than a week for former Georgia Senator Saxby Chambliss to land a new job:

Congratulations to former Sen. Saxby Chambliss on his new job at K Street lobbying firm DLA Piper. The firm announced today that Chambliss is joining as a partner, a couple of days after he left the “world’s greatest deliberative body.”

Piper touts that Chambliss “was involved in several major areas of legislative and regulatory policy, with a particular focus on issues related to national defense, homeland security, cybersecurity and agriculture.”

Chambliss’s job will be to “counsel clients on a wide range of issues at the intersection of law, policy and business.” He’s not allowed to lobby the Senate for two years, but he can lobby his former House clients immediately. More likely, he’ll advise clients on lobbying strategy while not himself making “lobbying contacts.”

It’s good to know that Saxby won’t have to worry about trying to survive on that six-figure Senate pension.

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  1. gVOR08 says:

    Dog bites man.

  2. David in KC says:

    Water is still wet.

  3. C. Clavin says:

    Grifters gonna grift.

  4. C. Clavin says:

    In honor of Stuart Scott:
    Hate the game, not the player

  5. wr says:

    @C. Clavin: Nah, this player I think we can all agree to hate.

  6. An Interested Party says:

    They should just cut right to the chase and have a firm on K Street called Whores “R” Us…

  7. OzarkHillbilly says:

    He’s not allowed to lobby the Senate for two years, but he can lobby his former House clients immediately.

    Freudian slip? Or is there more than meets the eye between the House and Senate?

  8. HelloWorld! says:

    A friend of mine who was the COS for a congressman who just retired landed himself a $300k a year job as a lobbyist. That’s a great salary, imagine what his boss it making! His new boss is the same as his old boss…you congressmen cannot lobby the house or senate so the lobbying firms hire their chiefs to do it, and the congressman is just the “consultant”.

    Washington sux, its broken and it is never getting fixed!