By LEE H. HAMILTON
A few weeks ago, the survey firm Public Policy Polling made headlines when it released a poll comparing Congress’s standing to a variety of unloved things.
Respondents did prefer our national legislature to the ebola virus, but otherwise the news was grim: Americans, the survey suggested, have a lower opinion of Congress than of head lice, Genghis Khan, used-car salesmen and root canals.
I’ll admit it: I chuckled, though I don’t really agree.
Having experienced both, I put Congress well ahead of root canals.