Jeff Sharlet, author of "The Family, the secret fundamentalism at the heart of American Power," tells Rachel Maddow on the 4/8 Rachel Maddow Show that residents at the C Street house, the residence of Congressional members of a religious organization known as The Family, enjoy the benefit of domestic servants.
SHARLET: I recently spoke to a young woman, young evangelical woman, she thought she would going to do an internship in Washington, but she found herself recruited into C street and turning down sheets for John Ensign, and she said it really sort of galled her that it wasn't just those congressman, it was also people like Oliver North, hanging around and she was expected to be at their beck and call..
MADDOW: And just to be clear, people who think they're getting sort of an internship are the people who are providing essentially maid services at no cost to the members of Congress for maintaining these facilities that they live in?
SHARLET: Sure. And there are men who are part of the family who live at the house where I lived for a while called Ivanwald who were brought over when I went over there. I was expected to be -- I was told that my job was to be there as a servant for these congressmen. So whether Tom Coburn is paying 800 dollars or twice that, that's the best bargain in Washington.