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.


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

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

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