Helping with the difficult transition to private life

From today’s Open Europe news summary:

The Irish Independent reports that outgoing European Commissioner, Maire Geoghegan-Quinn, is entitled to a total €432,000 EU pay-off over the next three years to help her adjust to life after Brussels.
According to Wikipedia, this lady has been out of public office for only two years since seceding her father in the Irish parliament in 1975 when she was twenty-five years old.  Therefore, she will need substantial financial help with this difficult transition to private life. But for some reason I do not think she will have any problems peddling the political influence that she has gained in the last forty years.  Patrick Barron
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