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And welcome to FOX News Sunday panel plus what Bill Kristol -- -- powers former senator Scott brown and former senator Evan -- And the last segment of fox is under the broadcast we were talking with mark leave a -- about his new book this town.
Is kind of an autopsy.
Out of Washington and how old messed up that is how how self.
Dealing it is that is not about public service is about.
Self service and also -- -- what it is it is the public.
Officials and the lobbyists and the reporters there were all kind of jockeying for position and all.
Scratching each other's backs I have an advantage our credit none of you out.
But that's never got to before belts -- At the end has struck listening to you that.
And if you if you didn't know the markers -- your -- is -- New York Times reporter meticulous and to Tea Party activists talking a seriously I think I thought to act.
And you know what I think it does help remind people there were up a lot of contempt for these Tea Party guys out in the country.
Who think gee maybe washing really needs to be shaken up that here we have a guy who lives -- and as reported here very well for years who thinks -- Russia really has -- shaken up so I actually think.
The book has that effect in sort of reminding people here that all is not well that would be a good thing I have to say that's exactly what I thought that that this is kind of today.
A platform for the -- part because -- and it's really saying is that the folks inside Washington and much more about their own.
Self service self perpetuation and they are about serving the country -- A Washington hand you've -- about promised.
I mean I I completely agree with the promised its you know.
-- on the one hand I think -- people in Washington has to defend for the Washington cultures -- look for a small town we all know each other this is what actually happens in any town any company town everybody kind of knows each other and takes care of each other the difference of course is that taxpayers are paying for most of what happens in this town and so.
There is a higher responsibility.
For people it's not just like -- in the company town you're here in Seattle and everybody -- at Microsoft or something you know I mean that it's very different because we have an obligation -- you know.
We don't because we -- we don't -- -- you know but you know what most people work here are -- working for the government are making money off of government.
Senator Ron you were only in Washington for what three years so so you come to this would -- rise and wore an outsider's view than we do.
What what struck you about this town thought -- as mark believe that it puts it.
I'm looking forward to reading the book that Washington is in a bubble they think everything that happens here in Washington is the end all it's not outside of Washington is really what's important.
And when you have congress and in the -- at 91011% approval rating.
I think it really shows the people here that hey you better wake up and start you know getting back on track.
It is dysfunctional we've known it we see that the petty partisan political interest being put before.
Our country's interest acting as Americans first verses you know looking -- you know he's a -- so we're not gonna do this and as a Republican I can tell you how many.
How many times Harry Reid you know black -- -- blocking the legislation from me.
And others like me who are running for reelection putting the political interest first -- -- you know legitimate.
The problem solving initiatives and that's why you have a lot of people that don't want to be here and don't want to run.
-- when you went.
Just on the scene to a cocktail party or a fund raiser or the white house correspondents' dinner and you saw.
That Communists -- the reporters and the lobbyists and the politicians but it what did you -- -- what was here.
Let's -- just what it's a different world coming from where I was that it really is a different world when the president is up there cracking jokes about me.
And -- and it was it was certainly very flattering.
However but then you have to get that under the people's people's work is nice to socialize nice -- -- said hi and you know yeah a couple of that you really we're here doing jobs.
Look let me just ask you and again put this in the viewed the perspective of your presence -- is editor of -- because not only -- have you -- in Washington long time.
But your dad lived here so I mean you really have a long experience in Washington.
Is that is about it as mark leave -- -- -- and hasn't changed over the -- It's always been a little -- But it was club the united good way back then people had friendships across the -- -- socialize and people's homes get to know their friends their families.
And that led to breaking down some of the partisan and ideological divides to get things done.
So that's -- -- and a good sense I think what's changed and you know you all touched on is the massive amount of money that's -- flown to Washington it's become a big business.
Just as a Hollywood is an LA or Wall Street is in new York and I agree with what Scott was saying Chris that the best thing that can happen.
The people in Washington would be to go watch focus groups of ordinary Americans out in the country and see what they have to say about this -- 8% 9% popularity and it's one of the few things that does.
Unite Tea Party years.
And even some on the far left is antipathy toward the culture in Washington there's -- No introspection way too much of narcissism and had a monetary value we can balance the federal budget tomorrow.
Chris you have people -- -- 4050 years and there's no accountability there here.
A lot of them don't live in their home states anymore they have residences maybe they have a few of us they're here so much the slime on the term on -- -- -- I think there needs to be eternally.
But you you brought up senator -- and -- Point that I would have because people talk about the dysfunction in this town and you know there was a time you talk about the good sense of club Venus that you -- get.
People together to legislate and make deals and that was a senator.
Why is that if there is all of this.
Out of touch -- -- -- inside watching it why can't people get together over these lavish parties and and and actually do the people's this.
Well that's a topic that so they're gonna go -- on the time on -- of this panel Chris but a lot of it comes back to money to get the -- commander in the house.
In the senate you have a large amounts of money principally by groups that have a point of view.
And that tends to -- promote party discipline at the expense -- trying to find the pragmatic middle and getting things done.
All right thank you all and makes me want to take a shower.
But second let us throughout the week let us know what you think about this issue and if I have no monetary interest in this but it's well worth reading the book.
By mark -- Look from my Monday edition -- Wallace unplugged you can find it right here at fox is under dot com.
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