... and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God.
Senate Oath of Office
I've been doing some research for an idea I had, and I came across this page that list US Senators, in order of the percentage of votes that they have missed. Interestingly, the top of the list consists of McCain, Obama, Clinton and Tim Johnson (who was recovering from a brain hemmorage). I don't know about the rest of you, but if I skipped out on 33% of my job, I'd be fired, and fast. (Let alone 43% or 62%.) Seriously, these people are asking for a promotion when they aren't doing the job they were hired for. And we wonder why this system is broken.
In other news, as far as the "Change we can believe in"... Obama as voted along party lines 96% of the time this session of congress. Which means that the senator who is supposed to be representing me has either not voted, or rubber-stamped his party's position almost 600 times. When are we going to actually get some candidates worth voting for?