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David Walker
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David Walker

Former Comptroller General of the United States, David Walker is president and CEO of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation.

Our Dysfunctional Democracy

Unfortunately, America's best and brightest no longer seek to enter the world of politics.

Elective office has become an occupation rather a period of time for which leaders leave their normal careers to temporarily do public service.

Public opinion of Congress is at or near an all time low, and for good reason. The time has come for some constitutional reforms in order to revitalize our dysfunctional democracy.

By David Walker

 |  August 31, 2009; 12:52 PM ET
Category:  Politics Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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Is there any history in America, that her "best and brightest" ever sought out politics?

And, regardless, surely there is evidence in the political realm today that some of our "best and brightest" have actually taken political positions.

And there is evidence of "greatness," in the persons of ex-Presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton, that there are those who give selflessly and generously in their retirement from public life.

Posted by: paultaylor1 | September 1, 2009 9:52 AM
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