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Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Lobbying All About Getting the Ear

After you've worked your rent-seeking ways for months, convincing legislators to steal from taxpayers and give to your clients, it's good to unwind with a few cold ones and blow off a little steam.
Lobbyist Peter Stokes, 25, attacked fellow lobbyist John Clayton, hitting him over the head with a beer bottle, slicing off part of the victim's ear, according to police.

The men were attending a party... marking the end of the legislative session.
More here. Clayton's lobbying page at the state's ethics commission website here. Stokes's here.

I'm sure we can look to Georgia police to set up roadblocks around the state house so they, you know, don't "experience the same problems other venues have had".