Hey, politicians can't ALL be bad, right?
Well let me just offer up a story on the Charlotte News and Observer which could potentially change your viewpoint of the posed question.
Craig Adams, a much maligned right winger/center on the Pittsburgh Penguins intervened to help rescue a film maker who was wrongfully imprisoned in a Venezuelan hell hole and perhaps not only saved the man's freedom... But his life as well.
Despite being in the final stages of Lou Gehrig's disease, Cellucci displayed sheer heroism in securing freedom for Tim Tracy, the younger brother of Hurricanes announcer Tripp Tracy. Adams and Tripp just happened to be former teammates at Harvard college.
But the real story here is Paul Cellucci. A man who was dying yet still had a heart to serve. The fact that he actually passed away just three days after Tracy was released only compounds the man's effort.
If only ALL politicians could have such a heart to serve their constituents rather than themselves then this world would be one helluva great place!
You can read the inspiring article in its entirity right here: http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/10/01/3246273/decock-hockey-diplomacy-was-his.html