To the editor:
Here awhile back there was an article about Sen. Pat Roberts and his fundraising event with President Bush and others out in Wichita. Mr. Roberts was bragging about the $600,000 he raised in that one day.
I'm not a person who believes that someone gives anyone that kind of money without expecting to get a real nice return on it. If that kind of money doesn't put Mr. Roberts in their hip pocket then why in the world would they do it? This was a business move on their part and most likely on Mr. Roberts' part, and we will most likely find out it was some people who need something from the Armed Services Committee that Roberts is on.
The president was there because Roberts has been one of the best "yes men" the president has had for the last six years. If Mr. Roberts wasn't a "yes man" for the president maybe they could have used some common sense to control this situation in Iraq. Or maybe we could have stopped this war before it happened.
If this isn't a perfect example of a lobby buying a Senate seat, then I can't imagine a better one.
The system is broken and crooked, and we can fix it this year.
We need to stop voting for a party and start voting for the person.
I would love to see an independent candidate and an independent party become a major part of our political process.