I would not make a very good politician
A local city council person didn’t pay her water bill on time. The check bounced. Now, the city is considering whether she is fit to sit on the council.
Hell, if that’s the criteria for holding office, I would be disqualified. I’ve had a hard time paying a lot of bills. I’ve been late on water bills and property taxes (GASP!). I’ve had a business loss and had to work minimum wage jobs. I even had a ticket for a seatbelt violation. I’d make a bad politician.
To be a politician, first you have you come from a wealthy family that can get you into the best schools or out of the worst trouble. If you can’t do that, make sure you step all over your colleagues to get to the top of that big fat lawyers firm, (oh yeah, you HAVE to be a lawyer, because they are so much smarter than the rest of us). Cut a few sweetheart deals? Good, you’re qualified! Comb your hair right? Have a gleaming smile? Know how to baffle ‘em with your bullshit? You got the job!
To be a politician you don’t need to have any real moral or ethical standards (except the situational kind). In fact, you really should compromise everything you believe in to get the job. Then, hire a firm to spin all the lies you tell. Kiss some ass and keep a lot of secrets.
Oh, and one other thing, if you have an extremely fragile ego, you’ll make the best politician ever. You’ll get constant reinforcement from your constituents and friends about the great benevolent person you are for giving away several hundred thousand tax dollars to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Yeah, that’s a worthy cause! Those aging rockers don’t have any cash. Their drug habit or accountants took it all. Their fans won’t mind if you use some of the almost 50% you seize from their pay checks to fund your pet project, even if they can’t pay the water bill on time.Powered by Sidelines