Perhaps we should adopt this Japanese word to describe Evan Bayh and Chris Dodd:
The ministry and the agency, in turn, share cozy ties with Tokyo Electric and other operators — some of which offer lucrative jobs to former ministry officials in a practice known as “amakudari,” or descent from heaven.
Those guys certainly think that the Senate is heaven (or, rather, that they are Gods). In addition to to amakudari, there’s plenty of wataridori and yokosuberi going around:
In the strictest meaning of amakudari, bureaucrats retire into private companies, but in other forms bureaucrats move into government corporations (yokosuberi or ‘sideslip’), are granted successive public and private sector appointments (wataridori or ‘migratory bird’) or may become politicians, including becoming members of parliament (seikai tensin).