Is It True? Elected Officials Who Are Willing to Lose Their Next Race, By Doing the Right Thing?

Freshman Virginia lawmaker Rep. Tom Perriello told Politico that he understands the potential consequences he faces for backing a sweeping climate-change bill. In spite of the downside, the newbie lawmakers says: “There’s got to be something more important than getting re-elected… . If I lose my seat, and that’s the worst that happens, I could live with that.”

In my life I’m not sure I’ve ever heard such a statement. Anne