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Political posts will be a rarity around here, I swear

I’ve been thinking about the sad fact that politicians are more often considered our rulers than our employees these days and it’s occurred to me that the dog-and-pony show elections we seem so fond of in this country are, in fact, trumped up job interviews.  So why have I not seen some kind of CV for these potential employees?

Proposal: before running for office, a potential candidate must be required (as part of the qualification process for their office) to send to every would-be constituent a current resume or curriculum vitae.  For higher offices a complete legislative voting record might also be desirable.

Not only would it help us actually know our candidates, but it’d be a nice metaphorical gesture as well.  It would help remind us and them that we’re electing them as our public servants, not our rulers or masters.

Posted in Politics.