Lois Ann Dort
Sympathy For the Devil on The Campaign Trail
May 17th, 2017 • The Chronicle Herald • Opinions
I have seen politicians who get too big for their britches, who grease palms and kiss too many babies to seem sincere. I have also seen politicians whose skin was not thick enough to deal with the everyday criticism directed at them by opposing politicians and voters.
I have seen service-minded people become mean-spirited under such strain. Politics can change a person. The stress, the lack of sleep — the road to hell and a seat in the provincial assembly is often paved with good intentions.