The retiring Representative John Dingell, D-Mich., typifies everything that is wrong with the modern Congress [“After 59 years, Dingell calls it quits”, USA Today 2/25, Susan Davis]. Iowans can relate to this, our own Senator Charles Grassley has been in elected politics since 1959. That’s ridiculous.
Dingell, Grassley, Miller, Waxman, I don’t care who you are, unless you are a cross between George Washington, God and King Solomon, there is no earthly purpose to being there more than 12 years. It is incredible how all of them are convinced the world will stop spinning without their presence. Bye, bye Dingell, don’t let the limo door hit you on the way out.