(I think our latest elections lends some credibility to my theory)
Politicians are like bedazzlers; they decorate the public with bits of shiny shit that makes us stare in awe and belief.
Then, after elected, all the shiny shit falls off and we the people are left to sweep up the trash. If not satisfied we can return the bedazzler, but they will only send us another one with the same decorations.
Moral of the story: wake up people, vote for intelligence, vote for common sense, stop being fooled by the fancy, shiny shit.