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For Gilchrest, It's No Political Wilderness

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Post national political reporter Alec MacGillis takes a look today at what former Rep. Wayne Gilchrest has been up to since being ousted in the Republican primary last year.

We'll let some readers introduce the piece:

Losercuda notes the discrepancy between Gilchrest's post-Congressional career and those of his colleagues: "You mean he isn't working on K Street or the Penn Quarter at $750 an hour? He isn't lunching at 701 at his "special" table? He isn't playing the middleman in pimping out lower-income voters on behalf of big oil/insurance/mining/pharma? He isn't sitting outside the Hearing Room yelling "Hey Cowboy!" at his former colleagues (for $750 and hour)? You mean he is taking homeless kids on nature walks and teaching them about the environment? God, what a loser."

faithfulservant3 offers support for Gilchrest's goals: "I like the concepts of 'regular' environmental field trips that even nonprofessionals can lead. The Chesapeake Bay Agreement calls for each high school graduate to have just one meaningful watershed educational experience. Why not one a year? Keep the science simple, and keep in mind that you are teaching 'ethics.' "

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By Christopher Dean Hopkins  |  September 29, 2009; 10:24 AM ET
Categories:  Republican Party  
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