I live in New Jersey, but I get dozens of emails every single cotton-pickin’ day begging me to send money to political campaigns in every state but my own.
Isn’t the guy in Georgia, for instance, supposed to represent the state of Georgia in the U.S. Senate? Where’s the canned laughter when I need it?
Senators represent the huge and powerful special interests that fund their campaigns and get them elected. If it comes down to a conflict between a senator’s home state and the National “Education” Assn., whose side do you think he’ll take?
If you guessed “the people’s,” you are probably from another planet.
The remedy, of course, is to repeal the 17th amendment and go back to having senators appointed by their state legislatures. Honk if you think that’ll ever be allowed to happen.