Steve, with all due respect, fair has nothing to do with it (and I think you would be hard pressed to find anyone who shares your apparent assessment that I was somehow being charitable to Herrod). The right of lobbyists and the folks they represent to petition the legislature is protected by the 1st amendment whether we like their agenda or not. The problem arises when the leadership gives some of them the keys to the building.
I disagree that "changing a few members" will not address the problem. Blaming the "system" is a great way for both legislators and, to a lesser extent, the electorate, to shirk responsibility for what happens at the capitol. The game is played the way it is only because the folks there insist on playing it that way. A different set of players with a different attitude and new perspectives would certainly do things differently. Under previous leadership, the legislature was getting a lot more of substance accomplished.
It looks like the LD2 Republican primary will be a battle of vacant buzzwords.
Say, Ronsonit, did you actually read the article?
David Mendez has been hanging out with Mike Varney a bit too much lately.
Wait, someone got blacklisted for calling Senator Antenori a "neanderthal" while other commenters regularly referred to Congressman Grijalva as "the toad" and worse? Clearly the Star was less than consistent in filtering the comments.
They feed on our attention, so your derision makes them stronger. If you ignore them, they will vanish.
If they get a reality show or whatever, we have only ourselves to blame.
"Background falsehood?" Can't you guys ever get over this birth certificate business?
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