I think the whole concept of lobbying a politician stops being lobbying the second some type of cash incentive or ‘gift’ is offered and taken up. When brown politicians do this we bay for blood, white people on the other hand manage to make ‘koha’ an artform.
This from the BBC
Disgraced US lobbyist Jack Abramoff had more extensive contacts with the White House than previously admitted, a Congressional inquiry is to report. Mr Abramoff and his associates had as many as 480 contacts with the White House, according to draft copies of the report circulated to the media. But administration officials say the report is based on records that are "widely regarded as fraudulent". Mr Abramoff has admitted conspiracy to bribe public officials. Correspondents say the Congressional inquiry findings could be embarrassing for the White House.