The 60 Minutes segment showcases Jack Abramoff. Please look at the 21 government employees including a couple of Congressmen convicted with Abramoff. (in convicted in probe section) This is a small sampling of the vast criminal conspiracy that inhabits Washington D.C. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Abramoff
Not only do I believe in term limits for Congressmen, but I also believe in eliminating lobbyists and corporate campaign contributions. Permanently. Very often when looking at how incredibly corrupt our political system has become, I am overwhelmed at the enormity of the task at hand.
Just think about this. How are you going to convince the criminals who write the laws, to pass laws that essentially ruin their political lives as they know them? How daunting and impossible is that task? It could only be accomplished by a Constitutional Convention of States. I don't believe there is any other way especially in light of recent Supreme Court decisions. In fact, campaign reform should be job one- it should be the first thing our nation does before we try to reclaim it from the criminals who now run it. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Constitutional_Convention_%28United_States%29