I'm intermittently political. That is, every now and then I take an interest, but usually I'm too lazy to really get worked up about politics. I'm more inspired during presidential elections than at any other time which is probably stupid. Whatever. I've been following the Alito hearings a bit. I read Althouse's postings and catch some bits on CSpan. My conclusion? U.S. Senators are morons--I mean, dumber than dirt-I don't have two brain cells to rub together- dumb, AND they are the most egotistical, hubris-filled me, me, me, it's all about me- people on the planet. If this were England two centuries ago, senators would be the equivalent of Dukes. I'm better than everyone but the king and secretly I think I'm better than him too-type people.
I wonder if it's because their job security is longer? I mean, Congressmen have to defend their job every two years. That doesn't really give them a whole lot of leeway to be jerks (although some of them do a really good job being jerks). The public has a really short memory which they count on but still, two years isn't that long. Senators, on the other hand, have six years. I figure that explains why for five of those six years they run around acting like they do. They must think they only need to clean up their acts for that last year before election day. A perfect example of their arrogance is how many of them run for President. They ALL think they're more qualified than anyone else to be President and yet when was the last time a sitting Senator was elected President? Dang, I'm going to have to look that up.