Newt’s 1999 contract with Freddie Mac’s chief lobbyist (the $25,000 a month contract) says:
“nothing herein is or shall be construed as an agreement to provide lobbying services of any kind or engage in lobbying activities.”
Crisp and clear, that – and not to be ‘construed’ as other than the absolute utter truth. One does wonder why they felt it necessary to includeg that phrase when contracting with a ‘historian’ or ‘strategist’?
The brief story in my paper this morning did not tell me what the contract does include. I shall go a-googling.