Best Jobs Taken by Retiring Civil Servants

With the news that Facebook is in talks with former White House Press Secretary Robert
Gibbs, we've all been reminded that working in government can be pretty good for one's career.

Senators and White House advisers have gone on to make millions in business, to teach as professors at renowned universities, and to rub shoulders in Hollywood.

Leaving aside even some quite appealing gigs--Larry Summers' professorship at Harvard, Al Gore's filmmaking, and James Carville's punditry, for instance--here are some of the most plum jobs taken up by public servants as they've retired from government work.

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Chris Good is a political reporter for ABC News. He was previously an associate editor at The Atlantic and a reporter for The Hill.

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