Beg to differ. Some blame lies with us voters. Much blame lies with those, who once elected, tailor the rules, laws, and manipulate the levers of government to perpetuate their existence in power. Jerrymandering and incumbency rules are just two shining examples of this. After actively working with/for/against various people from all walks of life in a multitude of election cycles it is my humble opinion that power does corrupt...quickly. I have seen very good hearted and seemingly smart people become stupid and venal once they join the gang of politicians (of all parties). Term limits are the best solution proposed so far.