Do we sometimes dump on politicians *too much*?
Case in point: The recent Ft Hood shooting. Texas Senator John Cornyn was criticized as being "pathetic" for going to Ft Hood and appearing at a press conference, and so on. The criticism was for him being there and contributing nothing, and pandering to the cameras. Ok, for the most part I don't necessarily disagree with that, but... what the hell was he supposed to do?!? If he goes he's slammed for going and self-aggrandizing. If he doesn't go any reasonable person knows full well that he'd be slammed for not caring. Seriously, it's a no-win situation, and sometimes I think we place too high of an expectation on our elected representatives.
Politicians deserve a lot of scorn, but sometimes we need to lighten up a bit, too.