"You say that as if it justifies anything. All that fact does is help to drive home how corrupt our political system is."
No, what it REALLY drives home is how corrupt the human condition is. Politics simply bring these problems to the fore and present real dilemma. Frankly, the people best suited for the job are usually too busy to take the job willingly, so you gotta make do with what's left. You got any better ideas that take the human condition into consideration?