Here’s a fun factoid: before she joined MSNBC as the co-host of “The Cycle,” Krystal Ball worked at CGI Federal, the company that notoriously botched the Healthcare.gov rollout in 2013. (BOMBSHELL: IRS Has Active Contract For MILLIONS With Company HHS Fired Over Botched Healthcare.gov)
Ball revealed the tidbit in an interview with Cosmopolitan. “I thought about getting a Ph.D. in economics, but after I graduated, I got a job at the company that is now famous for screwing up Healthcare.gov. I helped them design accounting systems for the federal courts. I also started working on getting a CPA. I did that for a few years and got a bit bored of it.”
To be clear, Ball worked for CGI before they began work on the Healthcare.gov. She quit after a chance encounter with a man she met on a plane who offered her a job in education software. “We ended up having a six-hour conversation… About a month later I ended up quitting my job and moving in with him, and he’s now my husband.” (VIDEO: MSNBC Host Blames Ebola Crisis On The NRA)
The rest is history. Ball ran for the House of Representatives in Virginia, losing horribly once photos emerged of her sucking off a dildo while dressed as a sexy Santa. After claiming the widespread mockery over the images was sexist, she managed to get several guest appearances on MSNBC — which turned into a permanent hosting gig.
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Ironically, Ball was quite critical of the Obamacare rollout back in 2013. “I was prepared for some glitches,” she said at the time. “But this is a catastrophe.”