There is a great article by Newt Gingrich about lobbyists and Congress over at ajc.com.
I am not sure if there is a better Republican candidate for President in 2008 than Newt.
There are plenty of good ideas this article, but one line stands out: "We Republicans aren't supposed to be the party of pork; we are the party of the people who actually pay for the pork."
Amen Newt. Amen.