For­mer leg­is­la­tors

Los Angeles Times - - OPINION -

get­ting good-pay­ing Capitol jobs is our re­ward for term lim­its.

We elect some­one we trust or whose poli­cies we share. That per­son serves a cou­ple of terms in of­fice. At that point, when ex­pe­ri­ence has shaped our rep­re­sen­ta­tive to be­come re­ally use­ful to con­stituents, we toss them out and sub­sti­tute an ab­so­lute green­horn.

If you were that highly ex­pe­ri­enced “ex-state leader” and newly un­em­ployed, what would you do? Would you sit in a cor­ner and suck your thumb?

Mary Rouse

Los An­ge­les

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