It's actually comical to live in Louisiana and try to follow politics.
Every single day, there is a news story about some politician or other, from local to federal, being indicted for malfeasance in public office. They steal. They lie. They cheat. They slide on their bellies like reptiles. They get released from prison and run for public office, again.
In reality, it would seem to me that our entire government is made up of incompetent thieves, intent on getting their's (whatever their's is) and making sure the rest of us pay for it.
I suppose one must be a little reptilian in order to enter politics - having a prehistoric skin would be very helpful in Washington D.C. or any state capital. Politics as we know it is a dysfunctional process that does very little to better us, as a nation. In fact, it seems to work against us at every turn.
So I Say: LET'S TRY THE JURY DUTY PROCESS. We pick our senators, congressman, governors, mayors, president, vice president, ad infinitum, the same way we send notices to people who have been picked for jury duty. I believe that the first incarnation of a government picked that way would be 100% better than what we're all stuck with today.