American citizens get the kind of government that they deserve (translation: we get what we voted for).
Unfortunately, as soon the subject was introduced, Commissioner Lynn Larson erupted, screeching like a wounded banshee. Violating the rule against personal attacks (and with St. Denis conveniently not there to explain or defend himself), she loudly accused him of enriching himself at the expense of taxpayers and of being paid far more than he was worth.
Fact: in the old days two people who got into an argument in a bar were apt to settle it with fisticuffs, or at the worse, with a knife. Today, it is not unusual for a loser, fortified by alcohol, to go home or to his car, retrieve a firearm and return to the tavern to spray the customers with bullets.