Times article 4-14-12 http://www.timesunion.com/news/article/At-White-House-cash-spells-access-3482798.php
Apparently, calling a lobbyist something else, or getting them in via the back door along with high paying guests is just OK with the Obama administration who for-swore lobbyists, at least directly.
The times article points out, for example, that Bush has visited the white house 9 times. Not George W. but Antoinette C. Bush, a high profile Washington attorney who has represented the likes of Viacom. The Bushes have also, coincidentally, donated heavily to the Obama reelection cause.
During a Monday video interview with the New York Times’ The Caucus blog, the new White House communications director Dan Pfeiffer, joined his predecessor Anita Dunn in declaring that Fox News Channel is not a news organization: “I have the same view of Fox that Anita had, which is that Fox is not a traditional news organization.”