Sneaky Lobbyist Called Out on OMB Presser: Is Sharon Cohen on the Line?

Earlier today, the White House’s Office of Management and Budget booted a lobbyist off a press-only conference call, reports The Hill’s Jeffrey Young.

The call was set up for the press but, information being power, at least one lobbyist was dying to hear for herself what the OMB had to say. Unfortunately for her, the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) was on the case.

Basically, it went like this:

Is Sharon Cohen on the line? [silence] Good. You’re a lobbyist. This call is for media only. If there are any other lobbyists listening in, hang up. If we find out you were on this call, we’ll be very angry and we’ll cut your budget.

Check out Young’s full scoop here.