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Congress Disses Google Guy

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The Washington Post has the lowdown on Google founder Sergey Brin's trip to Washington. It doesn't seem to have gone that well.

While Brin aides said he met with at least four senators, he did not see Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Ted Stevens (R-Alaska), whose committee has the greatest sway over the telecom legislation that Brin is trying to influence. The offices of four other senators said they could not arrange meetings, noting that they were approached late last week.

Surely someone should have told Sergey Brin that almost no Senators will actually know who he is. Senators don't recognize names unless they've seen them a six or seven times on campaign donation checks.