by Max Brantley
Serious business. Give a court, rather than voters, the ability to decide whether someone was competent to be an elected representative? Official competency is a slippery slope. Should literacy be required, in addition to Arizona's English competency? Basic computation skills? In a gentler vein, this brings to mind columnist Richard Allin and cartoonist George Fisher's Southern Legislative Dictionary and Allin's mythical lawmakers from Wad and Gudge, Ark.