The House of Representitives must be a heady place to work. Rep. Bill Owens often talks about how much he loves the job and how playing in a company softball game this week in Nationals Park in DC was the most special thing he had ever done.
To be one of only 535 Americans in Congress and to be treated with such defference is something the guy or gal with everything can really enjoy.
Finance reports released of late show Mr. Owens enormously successfull in his personal life, earning millions a year alone off his Plattsburgh law office.
And the Owens take is exceeded by his opponent Matt Doheny who reported over $6 million in income as a stock picker.
Doug Hoffman also does well in his accounting firm, but is not as wealthy as his opponents. Remember this spring Hoffman was criticised for not campaigning enough because he said he was busy during tax season. Just who does he think he is ?
The special call of politics is in play here. Some get rich in politics....many cash out after "serving" and some are successful people already who are looking for that special gratification and ego boost that only a job like this can five.
"North Country Congressman..." is a nice title to precede your name.
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