Sadly, this one-and-done mentality that we have regarding sharks also exists in the realm of American politics. What's considered an important issue today is lucky to be even mentioned tomorrow. Usually, this does not happen because the problem is solved (e.g. sharks are still feared, misunderstood, and several are endangered). Instead, something else has yanked the attention span of the American public (immediately following "Shark Week," perhaps Kim Kardashian will knock over an old woman at the mall, prompting a major PR campaign from the AARP against further "ageist, elitist attacks on the elderly").