You hear pundits and such say that politicians are “out of touch” with the common folk. But you don’t realize how comically true this is until you see it up close.
#6. Politics Turns Politicians Into Helpless Children
A woman we’ll call “Alice” worked as the chief aid to one of the men who ran the state of California, which in reality meant she played the role of babysitter to a grown man for several years of her life. … “There’s a culture in the capitol: you get drivers, you get a staff, you get an office, and you’re instantly gifted with a lot of money from your campaign and your ‘officeholder’ account. … It’s like being some sort of weird celebrity. Not to mention the ‘Secret Ticket Phone Line’ for the legislator and their staffers.” What she’s referring to there is a dedicated line for politicians to request tickets to NBA games, etc., a line that, incidentally, is run by British Petroleum. Don’t worry — the law doesn’t consider it bribery.