"It's the political season, so the Obama administration will keep its focus on politics. Governing has not been the president's friend in dealing with voters, so rhetoric will rule his days. Serious policy will have to wait for a lame-duck session."
-- Ed Rogers, White House staffer to Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush; chairman of BGR Group
Such raw unabashed elitism! This is, unfortunately, how the so-called "people's representatives" rule -- through elections made as meaningless as possible and working out in the post-election time, amongst themselves and the lobbyists, what best serves their special interests as governing elites.