Pete McCloskey has authored a very reasonsed justification for his call to end the reign of power that is being abused by the current Reublican Congressional Leadership, particularly in the House of Representtive, where Pete serverd California so well for many years.
Pete provides a good historical perspective, including the warning that this condition is indemic to Washington at the nexus of power and money. It makes the case for the voluntary term limits that Pombo pledged to follow, and reniged on his promise when the rewards of power because too comfortable.
As a lifelong Republican, I have found it difficult to conclude that the nation will benefit by transferring control of the House of Representatives to the Democrats in November. However, I see no other way to put the country back on a reasonable course.
It is truly up to us, here on this list, to pull all our neighbors and friends into this battle, to join Pete and Jerry in trying to make sure that "Ethical Congressman" is not longer an oxymoron. Pombo is out organizing every little group that can be influenced. It is time to get off this site and go enlist 5 more to join Jerry and Pete. That is all I ask. Get us five more volunteers by Monday and I will sleep better.