Tom Barton has an excellent editorial in today’s Savannah Morning News. Titled, Legislative Insanity, the article focuses on the frustration that voters have with not getting quite what they want out of government, yet the insanity that persists as they continue to elect the same people to office over and over.
If the classic definition of insanity is to keep doing the same thing over and over, but expecting different results each time, then Georgia voters are certifiable. They keep electing the same representatives, while expecting their lawmaking bodies to change and wise up.
2008 is going to be a HUGE CHANGE election. On the national front, any of the three leading candidates for President (Obama, Clinton, and McCain) bring a completely new and refreshing perspective to governing.
McCain brings the most refreshing perspective in that he has zero tolerance for the wasteful pork barrel spending and earmarks that Congress became so addicted to over the past few years. McCain will be honest about the real issues we face in this country and take on the issues with an honesty that will earn the respect of voters, even when they may not agree with him.