Another Senator says Bayh, Bayh (2/16/10)
Senator Evan Bayh announced he's quitting the U. S. Senate. He said it's because he feels that he just can't get anything done there anymore. Too much partisanship—too much gridlock. His frustration is echoed by millions of Americans who feel the politicians we have sent to Washington, Indianapolis and Frankfort are there for the wrong reasons.
Instead of going to honestly represent us, many politicians are there to see how much power they can accumulate.
In Kentucky, Frankfort is a perfect example where most elected officials won't do a thing until Senator Williams or Representative Stumbo tells them what to do. I don't think I exaggerate when I say two or three people are running the whole show over there and the rest are a bunch of timid sheep meekly awaiting orders. Getting re-elected and not rocking the boat has trumped leading and serving.
The good news is we can break the gridlock if we can only shake our own apathy and force change. We need some new people, fresh thinking, and some genuine enthusiasm from the people we elect. We must grow a spine or these old boys will just continue to play their political power games and serve no one but themselves. And we'll lose more good ones like Evan Bayh because of it.
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I'm Bill Lamb…and that's my Point of View.