I was thinking of a new form of government, and this popped into my head.

A lot of people complain that politicians aren't the most qualified or sociable people of the bunch. Many of them seem to be flat out sociopaths who are totally disconnected from the guy on main street. Common folk can't afford mass advertising, and they don't have the elaborate and sophisticated social networks required to build a reputation in time for an election...

...so how about instead of voting for candidates...

...we vote for test makers?

The idea is that instead of voting directly for politicians, we instead vote for a test council that designs a test according to our cultural values. Anyone in the nation (or state, district, county, or town) can take the elected council's test, and whoever scores the highest gets the position.

Eh?