Have you heard the famous, self-deprecating line attributed to Groucho Marx: “I wouldn’t want to be a member of a country club that would have me as a member”? It’s the ultimate in personal humility.
In contrast, most politicians exhibit all the worst traits of narcissism and ego-centrism. The Clintons are famous for these characteristics, but more recently we’ve seen the sanctimony of New York Governor Spitzer and Detroit Mayor Kilpatrick.
As I watch these people running for a position in Government, I am frequently amazed at the harassment these folks choose to endure. I really question their intelligence, and I usually write it off to their loss of rationality based on their zestful pursuit of the ultimate ego trip — an elected Government official.
I finally realized that best criterion for selecting my candidate: I would only like to vote for a politician if he were smart and humble enough to not run for office.