Just when you thought The Homestead retreat couldn’t smell any worse, NLS comes up with another stinky angle. This time it’s Kemper Consulting, one of the co-chairs of the retreat. I strongly recommend that you read NLS’s article, including his three scenarios about what might be going on here. The bottom line is that none of those scenarios are attractive, to put it mildly, from a good government point of view. As one commenter writes, “A lobbying firm that essentially is being used as a slush fund to mask corporate and taxpayer funded contributions is concerning and eliminates the benefits of our no limit full disclosure laws.” Boy, do we ever need campaign finance reform in Virginia.