"Shoplifting, gun-carrying incidents trip up California lawmakers"

Just can't make this stuff up -- makes you wonder who's in the 11% that approves of the state legislature.  Money quote from none other than the great Jack Pitney:

"I'm reminded of what James Madison wrote: 'If men were angels, no government would be necessary,' " said Jack Pitney, a government professor at Claremont McKenna College. "If James Madison came back today, he'd take a look at the California Legislature and say, 'See?' "