Well, Mr. Commissioner, I have your answer. The politicians are in charge. Conservative or not, left or right, Democrat or Republican, politicians have acquired a well-deserved reputation — from the national level all the way down to the local town level. It is presumed that politicians will choose the members of a charter commission. Politicians are known to have biases which will almost assuredly bleed into the selection process. This could easily translate into a drafting commission with similar biases and/or subject to the influence of those who selected them. Almost certainly the voters would support a charter IF they could be assured that the process would be totally transparent and performed without prejudice. And that, sir, is the rub.