I really think we need a bipartisan campaign to "Get the Bums Out." I'll acknowledge that there are a good number of incumbents that I like and that they are primarily Republicans. However, I will gladly reach across the aisle to my blue compatriots if it means I won't have to deal with the steady and ongoing corruption that is incumbent with incumbents. It seems that incumbents feel entitled to all that is available within the scope of their office.
Sheila Dixon won the day. Rather than face any convictions, a criminal record, or lose her pension, she has agreed to voluntarily leave office. While we deny pensions to police officers and firemen, and discontinue funding for successful anti-crime campaigns, Sheila Dixon will receive $83,000 a year for being a criminal. She will most likely run for office again, and even more tragically, will most likely win public office again.
Our state is a mess. We have a newspaper that complains about declining readership in the face of lack-luster coverage of political misdeeds and partisan fortification.
We have a general public that feel as though their bumper stickers are more important than their principles.
We have a set of incumbents that know that as long as they have a "D" next to their name, they can have lobbyists buy them lunch during a special session and place burdens on those with the least amount of money.
We have incumbents that know that as long as they have a "D" next to their name, they can use police boats to propose to their fiancee or pull on the Governor's sleeve to get their son appointed judge.
We have incumbents that know that as long as they have a "D" next to their name, they can slander their opponent with the very same misdeeds that they commit.
Let's get the Inside Out Campaign going. Who's with me?