Originally Posted by YCantAngieRead
I consider myself fairly intelligent. I'm ignorant because I recognized the name Olympia Snowe but not the face?
It is unforgivable not to know your own political representatives. Beyond that, people are just doing their best to put food on the table out here. If they can't pick Barbara Boxer out of a lineup, then they have other priorities.
(And I'm saying this as someone who abhors politics.)
Not what I was saying. They said the damned names.
And trying to justify not knowing by saying it is okay to not know the people who write our laws is defending ignorance. Just knowing your own representative is way too myopic. They all govern. Not just your local person.
And hate politics all you want. You might as well hate gravity because it has an effect on your life. And you can't ignore it.
It is a crying shame that Americans know tv and movie personalities and don't know the people who run the country. If you miss that point, then I am saddened. Because the tv and movie personalities are just bread and circuses.
I hope you understand that reference. It was used in a mini series not so long ago.