Bill Walton graciously invited me to come on his show recently and we talked for 25 great minutes about why Hill aides are among the least well-known, but most influential groups in the nation’s capital, Christian apologetics, HillFaith, journalism, and much more.
These two graphs from my response to Bill’s opening question set the tone for the rest of what proved to be a delightful conversation:
“If you were asked, who’s the most influential but least well-known group in Washington, DC, if you really understand how things work in this town, you would say immediately, ‘Congressional Staff.’ There are about 20,000 of them. They are mostly young men and women, highly educated, very motivated, and very smart.
“They have a passion for public service and politics, who are also routinely over-worked, underpaid, and almost nothing gets done in Congress without them. They have tremendous power by virtue of their positions to influence public policy in this country, yet they may well be the most invisible power center in the nation’s capital.”