But all the other Congressmen are jumping off the roof…..
Congressman Frank A. LoBiondo (R-NJ) admits he was naive and stupid when he first went to Congress and now he wants to stay even though he promised to only serve 12 years, because, like, everyone else is doing it, and it’s, like, not fair and stuff if he, like, has to go:
A congressman from New Jersey elected on a promise to serve no more than 12 years in Washington said yesterday he will go back on his word and seek a seventh term. Republican Frank A. LoBiondo said if he is re-elected next year he will run again in 2006 for a seventh term. He was first elected in 1994.
Mr. LoBiondo entered Congress as part of the revolutionary Republican class under House Speaker Newt Gingrich that made term limits a key part of its drive to reform Congress.
“It seemed to me at that time term limits would be a good idea for the nation,” he said. “I didn’t fully understand what personal relationships and seniority could mean to the district.”
Mr. LoBiondo said because other congressmen have broken the term-limit pledge, it would be unfair to people in his district to abide by it.
He said he decided to seek a seventh term after being urged to do so by party leaders and constituents.