Most ex-politicians become lobbyists or set straight to work on memoirs after they leave office. That's so boring, especially when you consider all the other options for American lawmakers.

Whether it's investing in some Baskin-Robbins franchises, spending every last dime decking out your man cave, or jumping on a reality show in a warped attempt to assert your innocence in the face of those embezzling charges, the possibilities for shame and denial are endless!

Let's take a moment to salute outside-the-box thinkers who blazed their own post-politics trail, regardless of the heartache it caused friends, family, and country.

These are the 25 Worst Post-Political Career Choices by Politicians.

Written by Brenden Gallagher (@muddycreekU)

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