The Other Hollywood
July 22, 2007 1:22 PM
Just got back from Washington DC – the other Hollywood. Walking the halls of Congress, talking with the power brokers of our political process, I walk away surprisingly optimistic. I am discovering that the system may actually work a lot better than most of us think.
How many lazy non-voters have you heard tell you that they don’t participate because the process is so screwed up (or corrupt). But, I just don’t think that is the truth of the matter. The people we met, their staff and employees are working to make things better (here and abroad). We hear about the scandals, the hypocrisy and the vice, but we seldom hear about the successes. Or, more appropriately, we seldom spend time to contemplate the remarkable reality that it actually works most of the time. How historically unique is that. And, when power gets too concentrated ... pride always brings the fall (read: ABSCAM and Abramov).
Amazing, really ...