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Strom Thurmond
Mikulski's longevity in office is no accomplishment

Now that the hoopla has died down, can we look at the reality? I agree with Sen. Barbara Mikulski on most issues, but six terms for any senator is four terms too many ("Hail Baltimore's happy warrior," March 2). We celebrate political longevity like it is something good. It isn't. It is a shameful blot on our system that those who are in power tend to have all the money to stay in power. Then we elect their children and relatives because they inherit the power and wealth. I know there are exceptions, but this is all too often the rule. As a result, we get the Bush family. As a result, we get the gerrymandered 3rd Congressional District and Rep. John Sarbanes. As a...