in a couple of threads people have indicated a disdain for professional politicans and inherently, I understand what they are saying - the good old boy network, nothing ever getting done, deals made, etc. - we all live with and sometimes work with this score
however, there is another side to this coin -
- in order to seek elected office on a state or federal level, you need to basically give up your day job or you can maybe work part-time - so how many people can just do that?
- so if someone says they are going to make a living by representing a constituency and they do a reasonable good job at it, so what?
- it takes a few elections before anyone returns your phone call in the beltway and in many state houses, so if we make people not run after a few times, then we always have a bunch of newbies running around - and we all know what happens when there's too many newbies
I'm not trying to start a flame throwing contest but it was on the top of a few people's list as what's wrong with America and though I think it's a problem, it's not one with a simple solution so I thought I'd throw it out there to see if anyone wants to explain the differento the story...