Here's my idea of the day:
We all suspect our politicians are lying to us. Especially in the last few years. So why don't we make them sit a polygraph (aka lie detector) test?
Okay, maybe we can't force them to sit for one, but we can certainly decide whether or not we'll vote for them based on whether or not they have sat for a public, screened over the internet, lie detector test and had to answer a detailed series of questions about their policies and intentions. I'm not interested in their personal life, whether or not they ever inhaled, inserted a cigar into a cavity, or had an affair. I want to know what they stand for and what they will do about it.
We all know a polygraph test isn't 100% accurate. But so what? They aren't going to jail if they get it wrong, I'm just making a decision as to whether or not I will vote for them.
So... I say... in 2006 and beyond, I will not vote for any politician who will not sit for a public polygraph.
POLY THE POLLIE.