Written by Nick Heer.

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John Moltz, quoting Politico’s Steve Friess in a story about Apple’s minimal lobbying:

“It’s inevitable,” said a top Washington consultant who works with major tech brands. “Everybody gets a shot at being a fair-haired boy and that can keep the regulators away for a while. But nobody stays favored forever. That’s why you need friends.”

In other words, nice business you got here, it would be a shame if something were to happen to it.