And now a warm round of applause, if you please, for Charlotte Lane, a feisty state legislator from West Virginia.
Though Lane's tough new proposal for political campaign reform likely won't get very far, plenty of voters around the country should have fun just thinking about it.Lane has introduced a bill that would make it a misdemeanor for politicians not to make good on their campaign promises. Any politician found guilty would be fined $1,000 and serve six months in jail.
As one might imagine, Lane's colleagues are less than enthusiastic about her proposal. They say the bill will never pass because it would be a "nightmare" to enforce.
It sure would - for politicians. A former prosecutor herself, Lane says the law is clearly practicable. "When someone makes a promise that is so ludicrous and then takes office and doesn't do what they say they would, I think that's something that can be enforced," she says.
Hear, hear! Now, who will second Lane's motion?