Advice Column Features Affair With Congressman

We definitely don’t have enough sex scandals in Washington. So what’s one more?

In a new weekly advice column in Roll Call this week, a reader who allegedly works in a Capitol Hill congressional office is disturbed because the “drunk with power” chief of staff is purportedly boinking the lawmaker. The column, called Hill Navigator, is penned by the newly published author and staff writer, Rebecca Gale. Startlingly, Gale’s advice to the employee was…get the hell out as quickly as possible.

Expect more stories like these, as the column is geared toward Capitol Hill aides navigating personal relationships, interoffice romance, jobs and such. All submissions are treated anonymously, and they have a web form set up as well so people can mask their names and emails.

“Capitol Hill is an amazing place to work–there are so many young, talented and smart people,” said Gale, who, prior to the CQ Roll Call operation, worked for Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) and Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-WVa.) “But they are working for very demanding bosses and in very close quarters. Naturally some problems are going to arise, and Hill Navigator was created to be a format to try and answer some of them.”

Read the first advice column here. Submit your questions here.