A rose by any other name…

Can someone please tell me why “lobbying” and “campaign finance” and “fraud” are always the words used to describe instances of corruption/bribery when it occurs in the United States and elsewhere in the West?

An excerpt from the article:

The lobbyist Jack Abramoff asked for $9 million in 2003 from the president of [...]

Cronyism George Bush Style

http://michellemalkin.com/archives/003576.htm [...]