How To Be Really In The Know

Yesterday’s “In The Know” column in The Hill newspaper detailed the following scenario:

    In what may go down as the strangest news in ITK history, last week a 60-year-old registered lobbyist insisted that a squirrel said “hello” to him on Capitol Hill. The lobbyist, who would not allow us to use his name for fear of losing clients, represents a chemical company, Clariant. He lives at Hill House, an apartment complex that many lawmakers call home, and has been a registered lobbyist since May 15 of last year.

But anonymity can be a tricky thing for this goofy, squirrel-loving lobbyist. Why? Well, Clariant employs only one lobbyist, making it sort of easy to check the Senate’s lobbying reports and figure out who the squirrel guy probably is.