A couple of weeks ago, BlueNC blogger Thomas Brock correctly observed that two of our illustrious Congress critters had signed Newt Gingrich's Contract With America. Sue Myrick and Walter Jones both declared in front of god and the American people that they believed no one should be in Congress forever. In fact, they said six terms were enough.
Yet here they are today, running again for the jobs they promised to walk away from in their Contract With America.
Just in case you think it's impossible for someone in power to actually do what they promise, witness Charles Sanders today, who has resigned as chair of the NC Lottery Commission. He told Mike Easley last summer that he would serve for one year - and that year is up. He is an honorable man. He is keeping his word.
Why aren't Walter Jones and Sue Myrick keeping their word?
Why are no North Carolina reporters asking these two Members why they aren't doing what they said they would do?
Why are we represented in Congress by such a bunch of opportunists and liars?