It's time for some resolutions for the coming new year.
We resolve that the word "compromise" will once again be an important part of the political lexicon.
We resolve that Congress will strive for the "art of the possible," rather than ideological purity and partisan power gamesmanship.
We resolve that Congress will actually put the small-town Main Street businessman and the middle-class wage earner at the top of their priority list, rather the corporate and individual fat cats that fund their re-election campaigns.
We ask that both parties find somebody else. Nobody's thrilled with the incumbent president and the GOP field of challengers is a bad joke. The only people happy with the options we've got now are the late-night TV talk-show hosts and their gag writers.
We ask that both the nation's Congress and the Idaho legislature actually think about what they're doing. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out the implications of some of the decisions they make, but somehow the average Joe seems to see them much clearer that our elected "officials."
We know, that's asking a lot, but these are New Year's resolutions after all.