I’ve written before that I am a fan of term limits. I have no need for professional politicians that hang around forever and forever. Some say that they become out-of-touch with their constituents, some say they are simply drawn in by power.
Let’s take for example the news just released about Ted Stevens from Alaska, the longest serving Republican senator in Washington D.C. He’s just been indited by federal prosecutors for falsely reporting services he received from a company that helped renovate his home. He’s 84 and been in the Senate since 1968. Forty years in the Senate qualifies Stevens as a professional politician. He needs to retire.