Goodbye Rep. Rich Glorioso
Florida state Rep. Rich Glorioso said in his farewell address that the lobbyist gift ban was bad law.
He said it was silly to think a lobbyist could buy him a dinner and influence his vote "but he could sure educate me on the issue," said Glorioso.
Actually, if Glorioso has the bad judgement to say the gift ban was bad then it isn't silly to think that they could buy his vote. Glorioso may not be aware of this, but it is his job to educate himself on the issues. The taxpayers pay his staff to help him with legislation.
In case you are wondering, Glorioso's campaign contributions reads like a who's who of corporate and lobbying interest. It wouldn't be silly to think a steak dinner could buy Glorioso's vote.