I am from a state where a senator who had a direct hand in the current mortgage crisis runs un-opposed and is then applauded nationally as someone who can help us out if this mess. I feel your pain.
The Problem is in all honesty these representatives are pretty close to what they represent. This country is driven by the media and believes what it is told.
If the media came on the air tommorow and ran an expose on depleted striped bass stocks instead of cowtowing to Al Gore's BS "the inconvenient Truth" People everywhere would be buying things with striped ribbons on them to save the Stripers. People would be buying striper credits instead of carbon credits.
I am sorry kind of went off into left field there.