Every organization that has been around for a while has its’ problems. Take the Kentucky General Assembly for example.
The governor summed up the end to his first General Assembly as "disappointing," while lawmakers described the last day's worth of legislative meltdowns in harsher terms laced with disgust.
"It ended in possibly the poorest fashion I can remember in the 16 years I've been here," said Rep. Bob Damron, D-Nicholasville -- one of many Democratic lawmakers who have publicly complained about how it all fell apart.
The basic problem is that voters generally think the members of General Assembly as a group are bunch of idiots, and their legislator is the only person with their head screwed on right.
The cast of characters in the legislature is same as any large organization:
We have the old guy that can’t do his job any more, the arrogant SOB that would rather score office political points that do his job and the guy who is so stupid you wonder how he finds the door to the office.
We also have the slacker that doesn’t show up for work half the time, the greedy bastards watching out for numero uno, the office ditz that has never had an original idea, and the guy one step away from the penitentiary.
Of course on the other side we have the guy really trying to do his job and a gutsy lady that doesn’t take a lot of crap from the good ole boys.
The good guys are outnumbered by the incompetent, arrogant and greedy. That will continue to be the case until the voters wake up and actually send more good guys to the legislature, until that happens you can expect more of the same.
We get the government we deserve.