Has the fate of Jesse Jackson Jr made it across the pond? Local Chicago/Illinois politician, his father the Rev Jesse Jackson Sr. Jr had everything ---- the works by the balls as they say ----- there was nothing he couldn't do if he wanted even run for President one day.<quoted text>I'd agree K. Unfortunately, we have followed the US route with the selection of our politicians: they come out of university (usually) with the ambition to be a politician. Gone are the days when you achieved something in the country before standing for Parliament - now it is a career path. Consequently, to misquote Oscar Wilde's context, they "know the price of everything and the value of nothing". Like you - disillusioned with the whole self-seeking bunch of them.
Got greedy on spent USD$750,000 on frivolous things ------- the money used was campaign fund money. Big non no. He and the Mrs are now up in federal charges and may even jail time. I hope that USD$40,000 Michael Jackson fedora he purchased was worth it.