Someone early in this thread quoted H.L.Mencken. He also said "Some politicians, if their constituents were cannibals, would promise them missionaries for dinner."
Also for your amusement:
Politicians are interested in people. Not that this is always a
virtue. Fleas are interested in dogs.
~When I die, I want to be buried in Chicago so I can still be
active in politics.
~Representative Charlie Rangel
Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many
rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book
Politics ain't worrying this country one-tenth as much as where to
find a parking space.
I have wondered at times what the Ten Commandments would have
looked like if Moses had run them through the US congress.
When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know
whether to answer "Present" or "Not guilty."