Monday, June 05, 2006

INSIDE EBAY'S LOBBYING OPERATION -- "EBay's lobbying activities are not confined to Louisiana. As the company has spread its innovative and influential wings across the Internet, it has also woven together a muscular and wily lobbying apparatus that spans 25 states. 'It is a fast-moving train, and if you get in front of it you'll get flattened,' said Sherrie Wilks, an official with Louisiana's licensing agency, who is concerned that eBay flouts regulatory oversight by persuading state legislators to take the company's side."