Rep. Ron Paul, not yet out of Congress, has lined up his next gig: he'll hit the paid speaking circuit, a common path for more conventional ex-politicians.
Paul will be represented by the Greater Talent Network Speakers Bureau, which represents a number of political figures and celebrities, such as Tiki Barber, Harold Ford, Jr., George Pataki, and Candace Bushnell. According to the website, he is available beginning January 7th, 2013, right at the end of his term. The website copy reads:
At the podium, Dr. Paul delivers a candid look at the dysfunctional American political system. Using anecdotes from his 23 years in Congress, he highlights the need for a limited government and more personal liberties. Dr. Paul captures audiences’ attention by relating the occurrence of current national issues such as debt, privacy and freedom to the government’s neglect to follow the constitution. Despite the less than ideal condition of the country, Dr. Paul is an optimist. His unwavering passion leaves audiences motivated to speak out, wake up and let politicians know what they want.
Paul said last month that he would continue to appear on college campuses, where he's known for drawing huge crowds, after his retirement from Congress.