The Hill Life: Leaving on a Jet Plane
Apr 4, 2012
Earlier this week, I was enjoying a long Recess lunch with one of my favorite Hill Staffers when we got onto the topic about leaving D.C. She pointed out that nearly every staffer she knows harbors some not-so-secret desire to leave the District.
Some want to move “home.” Others want to move overseas and live some place exotic, far from the din of the 24-hour news cycle and the marble halls. Some just want to leave the Hill for a “normal” job and a picket fence somewhere called Mayberry where pies cool on window ledges and children play stick ball in the culs de sac.
So I thought we might do a mid-week Discuss: Do you think about leaving the Hill/D.C.? Do you believe the two are exclusive (you like the city but not the work, and vice versa)? And what do you think you would do if you ever broke the surly bonds of politics?