Pat Anderson, the former state auditor who was unsuccessful in her bid this year to get that job back, has shown contempt for lobbyists in the past but now says she’ll become one.
The Strib’s political blog says she’s emailed supporters about her plan to become “an independent lobbyist for conservative ideas … I will push causes that establish fiscal sanity, and make government less intrusive in the lives of Minnesota families and businesses.”
And she addressed her previous thoughts about the profession:
“During the campaign I was asked by a group of lobbyists what I thought of lobbyists. I replied somewhat facetiously ‘The problem with lobbyists is they exist.’ I still believe that. But the problem isn’t with lobbyists themselves; the problem is that our current ‘big-government’ system creates the need for them.”