With the hiring of former Republican Rep. Susan Molinari to head its lobbying shop, Google has fully embraced the Washington culture it once found beneath contempt. When company officials first came to town, the brash, young tech company made clear that it didn’t need an army of well-connected lobbyists to carry its message for them. They were already hard at work making the lives of staffers and lawmakers easier with better online searches and tools — and they were beloved for it.
Google hires former Rep. Molinari to head DC lobby shop
5:48 PM 02/23/2012