After only 58 years in the House, one year longer than I have been alive, John Dingell (D.Mi.) decides to cut short his career in Congress:
Go here to read the rest. This statement is truly hilarious: “I don’t want people to say I stayed too long.” The type of permanent member of Congress exemplified by Dingell is Exhibit A for term limits. Dingell succeeded his father in his Congressional seat, taking over after his dad died in office in 1955 after a mere 23 years in Congress. One family has thus controlled a congressional seat for 81 years. It looks like his wife Debbie, who was one year old when her hubbie was first elected to Congress, is thinking of running for the seat. The Founding Fathers weep.