Politicians need to be the cream of the crop.
Exceptional human beings across the board.
The most educated, balanced, mild-mannered, patient, considerate, well-read, sincere, intelligent, compassionate and open-minded people we can find.
The absolute BEST.
Instead we have Anthony Weiner and Tony Clement sending dick pics, Steve King retweeting neo-Nazi's, Rob Porter abusing ex-wives (yes, plural), Pat Meehan using taxpayers money to settle sexual harassment suits, Corrine Brown setting up fake charities and using the funds for personal use...............
Oh, and then there's the climate-change denying President who cheated on his wife with a porn star and then sent her hush money to keep quiet about it. HASH.TAG.FACE.PALM.
Now listen, I'm not holier-than-thou and I understand that we're all just humans who are prone and susceptible to making mistakes...but really guys? We can't find anyone better than THESE clowns?
Extraordinary jobs require extraordinary people so if you're being bestowed with the honour of representing the needs, values and rights of millions of people then you absolutely need to be held to a higher standard.
And if we're the ones responsible for putting them in these positions in the first place, then perhaps we need to start realizing we have an extraordinary job to do as well.
CLICK HERE for a comprehensive list of political scandals in the United States. You might want to give yourself some time to get through it all (I'm not kidding, it'll take you awhile).
HERE is a Canadian list.