...and legal BRIBERY (Lobby)
Yep...I remember when they were talking about how much money the *honorable* John Breaux would LOSE, if he stayed in Congress. Had a big fat lobbying job waiting.
You know, if someone is willing to put up with the arse kissin it takes to win a top political job, I don't begrudge them making honest bucks through networking with collegues. But with the whole system hangin by a thread...kinda looks like blood money to me.
If I didn't have Faith, and believe that this is just one particular parallel universe run in an eternity of living and learning...the hard way...I'd split this f'n scene and head to the swamp or mountains. Poisonous cynicism alert!