After presidential candidates have bashed lobbyists for much of the '08 race, the American League of Lobbyists (ALL) is appealing to candidates to treat them with more respect, The Hill's Jim Snyder reports (see the story here).

ALL President Brian Pallasch said today that both Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaMcCarthy: ‘No deadline on DACA’ Democrats will need to explain if they shut government down over illegal immigration Trump’s first year in office was the year of the woman MORE and John McCainJohn Sidney McCainMcCain rips Trump for attacks on press NSA spying program overcomes key Senate hurdle Meghan McCain says her father regrets opposition to MLK Day MORE were hypocritical to attack lobbyists, as both candidates have worked with them and know the value of their input.

Pallasch said lobbyists are frustrated with candidates' insinuations that lobbying work is evil and/or inappropriate.