I couldn't agree more, Mulder.
I think the problem is that we're encouraged to look at politics, or government, as an entity in itself. Government is, of course, just a group of politicians, and when you look at them as individuals, well, they're mostly a sorry lot aren't they? ???
I'm not sure how well many of them would do in the 'real world', relying on their own skills and enterprise. Generally, I think they're about as much use as a chocolate kettle.
WMD.I get very annoyed when some political decision is made, not simply without regard to the evidence, but actually contrary to it (I'm sure you can all think of examples).