A buddy of mine passed along a statement posted by Senator Lugar after he was defeated recently. No wonder he survived for so long in politics, he writes well.
I applaud his approach of compromise-rather-than-idealize. Also, I like seeing his statement itself rather than a report on a sound bite. I don't often get to read representative statements since most media outlets choose to summarize them, or show a video of a sound bite. I appreciate the well thought-out written word more than the chance to see how much Newt Gingrich sweats under pressure. I would rather read the senatorial source code, if you will, instead of someone else's review. I know that is time consuming and that there are good reporters/reviewers/pundits/columnists but one less filter gives me a better understanding of the person instead of the stance.
It might help if I actually talked to, or heard speak, my Senators and representatives. Working on that.