DITTO!! but don't hold your breath!
I'm so sick of something as despicable as "blackmail" being considered a legitimate way to run our country. Enough already!! Time for a new breed of politicians. Honesty and integrity would be at the top of my list. And if there are skeletons in their past.. clear the air in the beginning of any campaigns.
There are quite a few things that could be cleaned up regarding politicians, but who is truly willing to tackle this? No one that I know of.. sad! What a huge quagmire...
Just recently we had a prime example of the stagnation in our Capitol. When President Bush announced the New Cabinet of Homeland Security,..even some Republicans like Ted Stevens (I think it was him, but nonetheless, it was someone from Alaska) who didn't like the idea of being removed from his head position on a certain committee. Hard to put your country first over your own ego!! Sadly, this is more common than not.
I'm sorry to sound so cynical.. but it is frustrating to know all this crud is happening. It is "OUR" country,.. and we really could make changes,.. by voting some of these people out, but citizens fall prey to the "seniority" issue too. They think they HAVE to keep long term Senators and Congressmen/women in office, so they can get their PORK BARRELL spending through!! Honestly, I don't know how we are going to fix this aspect of it all. Does anyone put America first these days?
I'd be interested in hearing what others thought and how they think it could "realisticly" be fixed.