I have followed politics more closely in the last 4 years than ever in my life. I have arrived at the following conclusion: politicians are corrupt, venal, egotistical, inept, stupid and most of all, NOT TO BE TRUSTED. Discount everything they say and pay attention only to the results of their actions. You will agree that we don't have a government in Washington DC. What we have is a circus, with more than 3 rings, which provides a lot of distractions and entertainment, bread and circuses, but which is as incapable of governance as a rhino is of flying.