I think I’m going to put this in my “I hope this isn’t true” file:
Many Democrats thought Tom Malinowski, the Washington director of Human Rights Watch, would be a powerful choice, but he cannot take the job under Mr. Obama’s rules against lobbyists. Mr. Malinowski was registered as a lobbyist to advocate for victims of genocide, torture and oppression, rather than moneyed interests, but that has not earned him a waiver.
That’s really, really stupid. Let’s hope that Obama and Hillary Clinton had some other objection to Malinowski and then to be polite they decided to run with this nutty no waiver story. Or something.