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At a doctor's office today I picked up a current issue of the New Yorker and read an article about the Congressman from San Diego. (originally from Cleveland, Ohio)

http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2011 ... ntPage=all

You must paste it into your address line.

It leads me to believe that anyone with chutzba , a pleasant countenance and some money can gain a national office because the public either doesn't look into or doesn't care about the background of those chosen to represent our interest......the majority are just blind followers.

If this were not true , it wouldn't get published in a respected national magazine.

It's 12 pages long, but it's a more troublesome issue than the budget.