Tuesday, November 10, 2009


I worked at a grocery store during my high school years as I have said before. Not only was I privileged to deal with people on an everyday basis but one day Bill Foster the US representative from Illinois 14th congressional district came into the store. He sat at a table for a few hours listening to people’s complaints. I thought it was a great idea because I didn’t have to deal with those people talking to me, so thanks Congressman Foster.

I voted in the last election but have kind of come to a realization about the political scene. As I have heard many times this semester I gladly accept the rational ignorance name tag. I do feel like that politicians could do a lot of good, they just usually don’t. It is Robert’s points he makes why I have decided to be rationally ignorant, I will just continue to think that they are good honest men and women. But in all honesty I think that most do the best that they can and do try to help their constituents. But when we read of Tobacco companies and former political friends making it big it is a little discouraging but of no surprise.

One last thing. Congressman Foster how about you or one of your aids respond to email, isn’t that somebody’s job? I mean you had two or three goofy looking interns when you came into our store, put them to work. I really don’t want to make a stop on your grocery store tour to ask you a simple question. I heard he was an avid reader of this blog, but that was probably just a rumor.


  1. A good study for the sequel to Super Freakanomics, (Super Duper Freakanomics!) would be to examine the monetary wins and losses as a result of 5 of more bills, and then correlate that data to who voted yes and who voted no. Match that up against the known campaign contributors and associates of the lawmakers and see if there is a statistical link between passage of laws and benefiting from them. So far it's been anecdotal evidence at best.

    I'd hate to design that study, I'd need 100 beautiful college interns and a fifty-five gallon barrel of Ritalin .