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LANSING, Mich. (WJBK) - One of the fun things about going on the Rubber Chicken circuit a.k..a dinner speeches, is that you bump into all sorts of questions.  It’s a good gauge on what typical citizens are thinking, or not as the case may be.  And you can pretty much predict what they will ask.

At the top of the list, where does the lottery money go?  The inquiry is indicative of how uninformed the public really is.  Lawmakers  explain that the funds go to schools but the lottery doesn’t raise enough to totally fund the schools.  Officials have been explaining that since 1972 but the public still doesn’t get it.
   
Then there is the usual question about term limits.  Lots of folks embraced it and admit they weren’t thinking at the time and some, not all, have changed their minds.  Then they want to know if the law will be changed?
   
Fat chance.
   
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Wow.  That was a good one and drew an off-the-top-of-your-head response.

(1)         Honesty.
(2)         Ability to admit a mistake.
And that was it.  But of course after the gig, all sorts of other good stuff popped-up. 
Such as:
(3)         The ability to work with the other side to reach agreements on legislation
(4)         The ability to disagree in an agreeable manner. Please no bomb-throwers.
(5)         Good listeners.  Politicians love to talk but it’s the rare one that can be quiet long enough the hear what you have to say.
(6)         Sense of humor.  You lose that in this biz and you’re toast.
(7)         Knowing when to leave.
(8)         Having fun. 
Lawmaking is, of course, serious business especially when they are taking your money, but unless you are mostly happy to do the job, you will get burned out and effectiveness goes south.
(9)       Being accessible to the media
(10)     Being grateful for the opportunity to serve.
 
There are probably more items to the list, and apologies to the guy who asked the insightful question.  The first response was superficial and didn’t get the job done.

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