Financial crisis doesn’t disrupt financial fundraisers


“As the public boils with anger over millions of dollars in retention bonuses for American Insurance Group employees, financial interests quietly continue to woo lawmakers with fundraising parties this month.

Actually, I think that members are still wooing the financial industry by offering dinners, breakfasts and events geared to their industry. While members may be publicly throwing AIG under the bus, in private they’re only too happy to cozy up with contributors, offering preferred access and insights in exchange for campaign cash.

One of the first rules of following Washington: Watch what they do, not what they say.

National Journal’s Under the Influence blog weighs in too.