Let’s face it, we need change in Washington.
The most recent Gallup poll pegged public approval ratings of Congress at a dismal 11%. This level of discontent in the abilities of our elected federal officials should translate into every U.S. senator and House member being in serious jeopardy of losing his or her seat to someone new. Yet, the truth is that in many cases, we constituents may think the institution of the U.S. Congress requires renewal, but we have the tendency to scrutinize and criticize less our own particular members of Congress.
In our California Congressional District 6, Representative Lynn Woolsey seems to benefit from this inclination. We want, in general, to “throw the bums out” but expectations are that Rep. Woolsey will not have to exert herself much to defeat her opponent and retain her seat.
Considering the tremendous problems our country is facing, Rep. Woolsey should not be such a shoo-in. Congress has a major responsibility for the mess we’re in. And we cannot hope to steer a new and more constructive course if the same people are continually returned to the Capitol.
So, it is my aim, in the few months before the election, to present facts, figures, and arguments in the hopes of persuading the people of this congressional district that it is time to say “Sayonara” to Lynn Woolsey and seat another as our member of Congress.
I hope you’ll join me.