I'm going to go ahead and assume no one else on here reads the Willamette Week (I can't resist a free newspaper), but they released their bienniel review of Metro-area legislators, based on anonymous interviews of lobbyists and political insiders. Here's the article: The Good, the Bad and the Awful Of particular note is Senator Ginny Burdick's review: Sen. Ginny Burdick D-Southwest Portland Overall rating: 6.39 Integrity: 6.63 Brains: 6.26 Effectiveness: 6.29 Burdick makes more headlines than laws. Two words on effectiveness, writes one respondent, gun bills. If Salems top arms-control expert cant pass anti-gun measures after the Newtown, Conn., and Clackamas Town Center shootings, maybe its time to turn to something more achievable, like cold fusion. Burdick, 65, a reporter-turned-PR consultant serving in her eighth session, also chairs the Senate Finance and Revenue Committee. That puts her in the middle of Salems long-running pipe dream: tax reform. Like gun control, tax reform aint happening. Burdick did help pass a bill preventing employers from gaining access to employees social-media accounts. Lobbyists acknowledge Burdick tackles big issues, but her initiatives often fall short. Way past her expiration date, says a critic.