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When You've Resigned From Congress After Nude Pics of You Surfaced, What Do You Do Next? Launch a Podcast Called "Naked Politics."
[quote]Former Rep. Katie Hill (D-Calif.) is launching a new podcast that promises to "expose the naked truth behind what goes on" in Washington.

The California Democrat will host "Naked Politics," the team behind the podcast announced Friday.

“There are a lot of podcasts out there that talk about politics. What’s going on this week. Who said what or did what. Analyzing the minutiae and gossip of the day to day in Washington. This isn’t that," Hill said in a statement about the project, which is launching on Spotify and Apple Podcasts.

Her resignation came just four days after the House Ethics Committee launched a probe into allegations that the first-term lawmaker had violated House rules by engaging in a sexual relationship with a staffer in her office.
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https://thehill.com/blogs/in-the-know/in-the-know/521458-katie-hill-to-launch-naked-politics-podcast

How about getting a regular job and living like most Americans? Raising goats is fine. And fostering rescue animals, too. But I guess you didn't find a lot of glamour in that work and gave it up for politics.
NCCindy · 31-35, F
One of those times where I think we are both in agreement on something political !!!

Maybe the folks in DC can reach across the aisle once in a while too and do a few good things for the people in this country !!!

It amazes me how blind the folks are in Congress on both sides of the aisle are to what it's like to get up 5 days a week and hold down a real job.
beckyromero · 31-35, F
[@884493,Thinkerbell]

There are other things that come into play... Congressional pensions, for example.

If you're in Congress a long time, you're going to become a multi-millionaire - unless you manage your money like Donald Trump. (Or if you were already a multi-millionaire before running for Congress.)

But there are plenty of other politicians who don't make the high salaries of Congress - and yet become rich. Truman is probably referring to them and the political bosses of the day. Perhaps people like Tom Pendergast.
Thinkerbell · 36-40, F
[@31716,beckyromero]

I think Truman was including himself in his assessment.

" Harry S. Truman
> Term: 1945-1953 (33rd president)
> Source of wealth: Various jobs
> Peak net worth (in 2018 dollars): < $1 million
> Financial hardship: Business struggles"

https://247wallst.com/special-report/2018/02/12/americas-8-presidents-who-went-broke/2/
beckyromero · 31-35, F
[@884493,Thinkerbell]

I don't have a problem with decent salaries for Members of Congress, the Vice President and President. Nor that they can receive decent pensions and benefits, such as Secret Service protection for former presidents (and vice presidents should be included).

And if Members of Congress make a few million in decades of service, that's OK, too.

But the ones that "cash in" on K Street afterward, that's a problem.

Perhaps reduce pension for Members turned lobbyist ... or push back the age they can receive a pension by the amount of years they work as a lobbyist.
HoraceGreenley · 56-60, M
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Sounds like a good idea to me
HoraceGreenley · 56-60, M
The sad part is that many politicians aren't qualified for regular jobs. That's why they are politicians
Burnley123 · 36-40, M
I have read up on this and I have some sympathy for her. Yes she broke the rules but it's really not on that the press (Daily Mail) leaked those nude pics of her for the whole world to see.

I think society has an obvious double standard in that guys can get away with a lot more.
beckyromero · 31-35, F
[@422868,Burnley123]

Lots of us have had our nudes leaked and have had to deal with the embarrassment and humiliation.

But she had an affair with a staffer. And, yes, a lot of male politicians have gotten away with it in years past. But that's been changing for the better. So when a female politician does it, all the more she needs to be held into account because we women have been blowing the whistle about this stuff for decades.

 
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