To this day I have no idea why I was personally invited to a small Star Chamber meeting of powerful Republicans. It’s true that my radio show is sponsored by friends in the automotive industry, the vast majority of whom are card-carrying, money-donating, God-fearing Republicans — and wonderful individuals who deeply care about our great state and have a strong sense of social justice. At least the ones I know. Yet, while I admire all of them, I’m not one to ask to participate in the sausage-making aspect of moving our political system along. I care about only the issues that affect those who either listen to my work or read this column. I have no interest in how people come to be elected, just that they do the right thing once in office.