Are politicians out of touch?
The results of the recent election may have been the result of voter anger at the existing politicians. Some people claim that they were out of touch with the voters that elected them. Although I know people who have held elected offices, I don’t know any current politicians, so I don’t know if this is accurate or not, but a conversation that I recently overheard when I was in Washington, DC (in the National Press Club, actually) led me to believe that even if politicains aren't out of touch, some of their staffers definitely are.
The conversation that I overheard was of one staffer complaining to another about how unfair that it was that the congressman that they worked for actually had to win the upcoming election to keep his job. After all, the one staffer said to the other, he’s doing a great job, so he shouldn’t have to waste his time on things like getting reelected.
I didn't overhear which congressman these guys worked for, but I'd really like to know if they're still in their old jobs after the recent election.