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Templar: Elected officials still public servants?

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Posted: Monday, December 1, 2008 8:43 pm | Updated: 9:04 pm, Fri Oct 7, 2011.

The Tribune Editorial Board spent a long time today discussing the implications of today’s formal announcement that Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano will be nominated to lead the U.S. Department of Homeland Security after President-elect Barack Obama takes office Jan. 20. I learned from those chats that I’m holding on to an antiquated idea: that elected officials make a contract with the voters when they run for office to serve a specific period of time for a specific purpose.

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