Our buddies, Hastert & Boehner, in the House of Representatives have decided that any changes made to current lobbying law and rules will be minimal. Boehner has never denied his K Street dealings, and from the outset has sworn that he will do all in his power to oppose lobbying reform (hmm, republican representative from Ohio, big surprise, huh?). Hastert, on the other hand, "Made a Great Noise, As The Sound Of A Trumpet" at the beginning of the Abramoff scandal, and claimed he was going to draft some new, stricter rules regarding lobbying, and especially house and senate members who accept gifts of 3rd party-paid travel. But now that our 15 second attention span is focused elsewhere, Hastert admits that it will be a much lower priority. If you read this, and have just a spare moment, please drop a quick email to your representative and ask him to support rigorous strengthening of lobbying rules and restrictions.