If you're a great speaker, start as a local politician. Your thread title already indicates a politician's mind set so you're 3 quarters there. Doesn't matter if there's a D or R next to your name, just get in. Salary might be OK, but the palm greasing and getting to know what local projects are coming up is golden information. Tax payers are forcibly on the hook anyway, so you're stealing from them. It's probably the best job for stealing money.