You see Arlen feels his 29 years as a Washington Weasel entitles him to another six regardless of his constituents.
He is a valuable unique man. A Galtian architect of policy. A super hero of moderate conservatism and upholder of the two party system.
A thoroughgoing Villager with no connection to the voting public he supposedly Represents.
He actually represents only those interests who promote and provide his lifestyle of privilege and uses his power only to protect them from the righteous wrath of the shafted 99%.
What an aristocrat.
What a vain pompous ass.