The LCMS has a congregational polity. We do not have "bishops" in the administrative sense, where a man tells who to fill what pulpit and the like. This brings with it many frustrations - congregations end up becoming much more divergent in practice, pastors and congregations are not often disciplined, many pastors are left woefully underpaid and otherwise abused. We often can think that if only we had bishops, this would be better.
A Roman Catholic friend of mine introduced this link by saying, "A dissident Jesuit, educated beyond his intelligence, gets put in is place." The Jesuit in question, the CEO of the Asian Catholic News Agency, thinks that quantum physics nullifies the doctrine of Transubstantiation.
The article of the smackdown is a nice read - but not the main point. What we see here is an example of a "dissident" who isn't removed. I just read Willa Cather's "Death Comes for the Archbishop" - and much of that book is about how this newly consecrated bishop is often ignored in New Mexico, and basically has to handle things very much in the same way I handle them.
It is a myth to think that any specific polity will bring order in the Church. Sin will always strike at the order in the Church, it will always bring about false doctrine and schism and stupidity. The solution is not hoping for order, or thinking that if the right man gets in somewhere else that everything will be rosy where you are. No - the solution is to act properly according to what you have been called to be. If you are a Pastor - be a faithful pastor to your sheep, and also a faithful colleague to your fellow pastors, reproving where reprove is needed. If you are a parishioner, be a faithful parishioner. Hear the word, receive the Sacraments, support and respect those who care for you spiritually, and encourage them to do so when and where they fail (for they too are human and will fail).
Whatever the polity, Satan will try to destroy. Whatever duties are given to an office in any polity, Satan will try to pervert. Tend to the office you have been placed by God, whatever the polity or structure - and thus obeying the Word of God and by the use of the Word of God, put Satan to flight.