That's why there is that step in the process called a campaign, & if the media does their function they get properly vetted. Possibly you would like to present some examples of those whom you felt were indispensable, or vice versa, someone who got there with little background?
- the job of being a legislator actually has a pretty significant learning curve. To avoid creating serious experience gaps would require limits (I believe) of at least 10-12 years.
Getting a sweetheart deal is only a reciprocating favor away.A more modest approach might be to limit the terms of committee chairs and possibly even committee members., forcing a certain amount of rotation in these positions. This would reduce the opportunities for the development of long-term sweetheart deals between lobbyists and legislative power brokers and force greater cross-fertilization between different areas. Best of all, the change could be made by each house through modifications to its own rules.
BTW, Ed - What do you think of Hutchinson choosing to run against Perry? It appears to be a bad move.
Corporations are generally better citizens than the thugocracy of the Public Employee unions, yet you believe it all right for them to blatantly extort concessions for support.
& your idol doesn't like the decision either, which says it's probably OK. At the least it levels the playing field.
Now I'd like those of you who care to read my original proposal. Do you see anything in that proposal that says term limits? NO, but what you do see is the inability to profit from time in Elective Office. So, try answering that!