The Indispensable Craft Of The Politician
Last updated 4/9/2018 at 4pm
For the most part, we Americans value expertise. We want our physicians to possess knowledge and experience. We want our lawyers to know the law inside out. We want our clergymen, our engineers, our farmers to bring the kind of proficiency and skill to their work that comes only with familiarity and practice.
So here’s a question. Why is it that the more expertise politicians’ gain in their field, the more we deride them?
I’ve been involved in politics, in one way or another, for most of my life. That makes me a politician. And I’ve had more than a few people refuse to shake my ha...