All those who were playing the "When will Richard Pombo finally register as a DC lobbyist?" game can hang it up. The former East Bay congressman, Republican power broker, and dedicated species endangerer (wait, is that a word?) has hung his shingle outside the firm of Pac/West Communications, a lobbying outfit that represents timber and energy interests. That's according to RecordNet.com, Roll Call, and other sources. All those who put money on Pombo dedicating his life to feeding orphans can start cutting those checks now.