George Washington Sheds a Tear

By the time you read this note, the 2008 presidential primary and caucus season will have begun. What a relief! Finally, the election is in the hands of the voters. So perhaps this is a good moment to pause and think about our election process and some much needed reforms which have been blocked or stalled at the borders of the partisan political domain. Oh no, you may be thinking. Not that again! Of course we need political reform – everyone knows that. But these issues just aren’t sexy! They have no glamour, no drama, no emotion. Political reform is dry. It’s not like money, sex and war, which excite our passions and compel our senses. Let’s be frank. Political reform? It’s a snore.