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 ObamaUS set to admit fewest refugees in decades: report NRATV host says Obama owes Parkland students an apology over shooting Paltry wage gains, rising deficits two key tax reform concerns MORE and John McCainJohn Sidney McCainTrump considering pardon for boxing legend after call from Sylvester Stallone GOP poised to advance rules change to speed up Trump nominees The Hill's Morning Report: Inside the Comey memos 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.