David Sirota feels that the defeat of business backed immigration reform by the coalition of the populists of the left and right might be responsible for Bush's new trade agreements being pulled from the Congressional timetable. Bush had hoped to fast track Peru, Panama, South Korea and Columbia trade deals but Nancy Pelosi has pulled them from the calendar. Corporate politicians still hope to have the deals sometime this year.
In some early Pohl science fiction books they had replaced the Senators representing states with Senators for large corporations, not such a big change when you think about it. In some cases politicians are known mainly for the corporate interests they represent. The Democratic energy bill is being held up by the American car maker politicos.