I was browsing this post at Slashdot and saw this response from a contributor:
When provided with two shitty options, we’ll always end up with shit.
It doesn’t matter who you vote for (ever, not just this time), the politicians keep getting in…
Yep. I did my political stint in local government (really local). It was amazing how you go from having the best intentions to being completely stuck in the mud… in a nano-second. The bickering, the bartering, the appeasement, the BS…. It quickly ended any desire I had to continue pursuing any public service. Jury duty is about as far as I get these days. And I always seem to get picked.
I did my stint in non-profits. I came out with the feeling that everybody was getting screwed except the management of the non-profit.