Friday, November 18, 2011

Aren't There Laws About This? No, But Maybe There Should Be

In an otherwise mildly encouraging news story about Congressman Connie Mack (R-FL) holding a lead over the incumbent, Sen. Nelson (D-FL), I saw this:
Mack, who has served in the House since 2005, initially said he would not challenge Nelson’s reelection. However, the son of a former senator and husband of Congresswoman Mary Bono Mack announced his candidacy after the GOP field thinned.
You are required to be a resident of the state which you represent.  Mary Bono Mack represents California.  Connie Mack represents Florida.  You could almost get the impression that they actually live in D.C.--not in their supposed states of residence.  Otherwise it is a very long distance marriage.

This is really a bad sign that the political class are so distant from the people from whom, in theory, they arise.

3 comments:

Robin said...

Its more hilarious than that ... how do you think Mary Bono got her seat?

Clayton said...

I know. But at least Sonny and her lived in the same state (and presumably the same house).

Kirk Parker said...

Well, it's like someone said in introducing their Representative: "So-and-so is the person who represents DC to our district".