We finally have true bipartisanship in Washington. Members of Congress have reached across party lines — to be nearly universally despised for a host of reasons. I love it when a plan comes together.
The latest Gallup poll shows that 14% of Americans have a great deal or quite a lot of confidence in the U.S. Congress — ironically, the exact same percentage who would get in a strangers car because he has candy.
Unfortunately, all too often, our opinions of Congress are not unlike our view of lawyers: They’re all jerks… except ours. A full 86% of Americans have from marginal to no confidence in Congress, and yet these incumbents are re-elected by the bushel every election cycle. These kinds of polls vs. the number of boobs we re-elect and send back to Washington tell us that Gallup should first conduct a “confidence in voters” poll.
Just for the record, here’s where the U.S. Congress falls on the Gallup list in descending order of popularity:
–Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s book “Bar Mitzvah’s on a Budget”
In the meantime, Hillary Clinton, one of those members of Congress, said the Bush Administration has “a stunning record of secrecy and corruption, of cronyism run amok.” Coming from a Clinton that’s like Lindsay Lohan calling you a lousy driver.
Keep on with the bipartisanship, Congress. Right now, all you have is each other.