But the “reward” for getting elected is, or at least should be, that you get to do what you campaigned to do. You get to fulfill your promises. Once someone gets elected, he [sic]goes to work for the public. He [sic] should not expect to earn some perks that simply aren’t available to the average citizen. ... [S]erving in public office should not be rewarded with anything other than the public’s appreciation for a job well done. Special privileges for those in elective office, or those who have been, simply flies in the face of American democracy.
Editorial, "The Elkins Way," Northwest Arkansas Times