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The first thing a president’s going to have to do when he takes his hand off the Bible is start lobbying. He’s going to need to lobby Congress. He’s going to need to lobby the bureaucracy. He’s going to need to lobby the governors. He’s going to need to lobby our allies and our international competitors. And I’m a pretty good lobbyist.

— Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour (R), telling the Weekly Standard why he doesn’t think his background as a highly paid Washington, D.C., lobbyist should disqualify him from running for president.

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