Comment: It's said that the lobbyists

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It's said that the lobbyists

It's said that the lobbyists used to stop by and make pitches. Given what is known about the moral turpitude--to be generous--of lobbying in DC, I'd be willing to bet that MUCH more than vague promises and the possibility of dinner was on the table.

EDIT: and you're dead wrong. Look at the various speeches RP gave during his time in Congress, his letter to resign from the GOP in the 80s, and his various interviews. He wasn't silent in the least...it's just that the comforts and smug surety of modern-era America acted like ear plugs for most people.