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.

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