“In the best interest of the party”

I just read an article that discussed Brian Schatz being sworn in as Senator for Hawaii, filling the seat left vacant be the death of Sen. Daniel Inouye.  Apparently, Sen. Inouye sent a letter to the governor asking him to appoint Congresswoman Colleen Hanabusa as his successor.  The governor, fidiot that he is, claims he took the letter into account, but decided on Schatz because it was “in the best interest of the party.”  What???  He didn’t say “what’s best for the people of Hawaii” or “the people of the United States” or even “the people living off of the dirt road near the Kahuku Sugar Mill.”  No, he said it was the best interest of the party.
This, my friends, is a HUGE part of what’s so screwed up in America and why I find politicians to be a bunch of dirt bags.  They’re concerned with what’s best for their party, their buddies, and their own rich, hypocritical asses.  They don’t give a crap about you who elected them unless it happens to also benefit them somehow.  They make grand speeches and promise you the world to get your vote, but when it comes right down to it, it’s about staying in office.
The effectively two-party system needs to die a quick death.  Unfortunately, it won’t happen because it’s in the best interest of those in office to keep it in place, and so entrenched in the minds of the masses that most people vote based only on party affiliation.
For more of my super-witty bashing of our government, check out my posts on Bad Government. (yes, I’m almost as shameless as a politician)

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