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Old October 15th, 2011, 11:17 AM
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I think most people would guess that the word "lobbyist" stems from those who advocated various positions waiting in a lobby somewhere for politicians to show up to buttonhole and jawbone.

If you think that, you're absolutely. . .right.

The question is, what specific lobby was so popular for this purpose that it became the genesis of the word?

Washingtonians please hold off answering. Let's give others a chance.
There is no necessary connection between the desire to lead and the ability to lead, and even less the ability to lead somewhere that will be to the advantage of the led. --Bergen Evans
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