The Washington Post, 12/18/7

The granddaddy of Republican lobbying shops, Barbour Griffith & Rogers, has decided to go bipartisan.

Starting next year, the capital’s largest and longest-lived all-GOP firm will hire Democrats.

The surprise move, announced exclusively in this column, is the most substantial evidence to date that the city’s political professionals are expecting Democrats to remain in important positions of power in Washington for a long time to come.