Campaign promises are bad enough, now some Republicans want people to sign their names to them. Signing pledges to special interest causes is the latest thing in distraction politics. Remember the flag-burning bill? Same kind of thing. When real governing (or campaigning) is too hard, the Right will accuse someone of flag-burning, or abortion-loving, or gay-sympathizing, etc. I guess they think it makes them look patriotic/morally superior while they are avoiding the tough job of political compromise. These pledges are not only a distraction from the real issues, they are an attack on personal liberties.