Tuesday, June 07, 2005

It's not a term limit; it's an intervention

Turned on C-Span for background noise. It was a Senate hearing on the new ambassador to Iraq, and it could have been over in 15 minutes. Everybody seemed to like the nominee, but they couldn't just say so. Each Senator seemed to feel it was necessary to use all of his/her time pontificating about everything under the sun. Maybe we should measure their terms by the total minutes they get to speak, and limiting them to two terms. That way effective senators would be in office longer, windbags shorter.


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