Politicians make promises they can’t keep and defend unethical behaviour. They thrive on arguing and attacking opponents, scoring points and posturing publicly on issues.
They arrive when there is a crisis and disappear just as quickly. They tell you what the solution is but rarely listen to what you have to say. They appear at the last minute to cut ribbons and make speeches without necessarily putting in the hours along the way.
Bullying, lying, boasting and posturing is not acceptable. We would never tolerate this in our relationships with friends and family but we’ve come to expect it from politicians. No wonder most people think politics is a dirty business and don’t want any- thing to do with it.