I'm the chairman of the Democratic Party in my city. I spent time as a surrogate and campaigning for Ann Mclane Kuster, Governor Maggie Hassan, Executive Council member Colin Van Ostern, State Senator Andrew Hosmer, State Representatives Lorrie Carey, Leigh Webb, Joy Tilton, and Scott Burns. Trust me, I've seen what people sacrifice to become a publicly elected official. It's a shit job, and unless you only want extremely wealthy people making all the decisions for the rest of us, you want those that have our best interest in mind to be adequately compensated.
Yeah, I figured you were deeply entrenched (brainwashed) with your initial response. This post pretty much sums it up...your so close to it, you can't make an informed opinion.
If it is so tough why do they make a career out of it?