A while back, your intrepid philosopher - webmaster here had the opportunity to engage in a political discussion with a highly uninformed acquaintance named Ron. He was telling me of his inside knowledge of how corrupt the Mayor of his small town is. His serious allegations didn't surprise me at all. Always trying to steer people towards the "big picture", I stated to Ron that at least half of the people who enter politics are actual undiagnosed psychopaths to begin with. And the worst of the worst inevitably reach the higher levels of government (Congress, Senate, Governors etc);with at least 80% of the high climbers being hard core psychopaths. Not in the metaphorical sense; I mean true clinical psychopaths, albeit undiagnosed. I'm talking about the type of individuals who should either be straight-jacketed and institutionalized in lunatic asylums, or locked away in heavy labor prisons.