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David Sirota, the author of Hostile Takeover who writes frequently on the importance of publicly financed elections has this awfully satisfying rant up over at Huffington Post on how frustrating it is to watch legislators campaign against corruption, then go right back to cocktail hour with lobbyists.


Highlighting both the ever-worsening need for reform and frequent intractability of top officials on the very subject (see his quoting of the FEC chairman) Sirota demands constant and unrelenting pressure on Congress to not hold fast to the election season promises of change, but to call them to account on the blatant and condescending way in which many of them have turned their back on constituents to play politics. You may not agree with all of Sirota's positions, but it's hard to argue that without our passionate call for accountability, little is likely to change.