November 1, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) - Even in retirement, Barney Frank plans to antagonize conservatives.
The 72-year-old Massachusetts congressman leaves office in less than three weeks after more than three decades on Capitol Hill. He announced last year that he wouldn't seek a 17th term.
Frank's days on C-SPAN may be almost over. He's already moved out of his Capitol Hill office and Washington apartment. But he will not go quietly.
He has retained a Hollywood agent to ensure he is a paid fixture on cable television, the lecture circuit, in bookstores - and maybe the occasional sitcom or Broadway show.
Known for his quick wit, Frank has become a polarizing figure on the national stage. He's celebrated by liberals and hated by conservatives.
Frank says the hatred is a source of pride.
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