On what topics are politicians qualified to speak?

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    Nov 27, 2010 12:59 AM GMT
    And I don't mean just the intricacies of Korean politics/history vis à vis Sarah Palin, but also many other topics (such as health care and economics) and the politicians in Congress and state legislatures.

    Should they be required to to pass a numeracy test first? Or proof that they've at least read the high school textbook version of biology and US history? How about a college degree in economics?

    Their biblical "knowledge" (not the dirty kind) should be irrelevant. I don't care if they were first in Bible class.
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    Nov 27, 2010 1:00 AM GMT
    In my experience, almost nothing.
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    Nov 27, 2010 4:42 PM GMT
    I think most importantly their life experience should be known and verified, such things as business experience, local public service experience. Sometimes hands on experience is far better than a degree from college. But equal or purhaps more importantly the voting public should know who the politician's backers are, because you can always follow the money to how they will vote or have voted in the past. Without a verifiably wide range of life experience in business of some kind and the willingness to show who their backers are, they have no qualifications to speak for us