Time for a quick status check on those who represent me and mine in the halls of power.
The President of the United States is Barack Obama.
The Vice President of the United States is Joe Biden.
The leader of the United States Senate is Harry Reid.
The speaker of the United States House of Representatives is Nancy Pelosi.
Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken are my United States Senators.
Keith Ellison is my Congressman.
Ron Latz is my state senator.
And this chowderhead is my state representative.
Representative democracy anyone?