they just become lobbyists. Here's an interesting note from Liz Benjamin in Capitol Confidential, which provides more evidence (as if any was needed) of how much the business of politics and lobbying overlap in New York: Patrick McCarthy, former executive director of the State GOP has made partner at the lobbying firm headed by Patricia Lynch, the former top aide to Speaker Silver.
More, other principles in the lobbying firm include:
Christopher Grimaldi, former assistant counsel to Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno; and Allison Lee, most recently the ex-executive director of the Association of Public Broadcasting Stations of NY (and wife of U.S. Rep, Maurice Hinchey); and Gerald D. Jennings, son of Albany Mayor Jerry Jennings.
Who said bipartisanship was dead?