Vic Gold Discovers the Real Business of Washington

Vic moved to Washington in 1958 and joined the PR firm of Selvage & Lee where, as he recounted in his book, I Don’t Need You, his first assignment was to write promo articles for the Anhydrous Ammonia Association. He asked his boss what the association was; he was told, “Fertilizer lobby.”

“Then why don’t they just call it the Bullshit Lobby?”

“Well, how would we tell it apart from the rest of them?”

—From “Vic Gold, An Appreciation,” on the Daily Kos.

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