If I say “politician”, what is the first adjective you think of? “Corrupt” is my guess. Corrupt politician. The two words come tripping off the tongue as though they are linked. I was introduced to my new reputation early in my first race for the Illinois legislature. As I campaigned in front of a supermarket most people were polite even when they refused my handout. But one man barked at me, “You are all a bunch of crooks.”
"Voters turn to authoritarians to fix things." Ouch!
Thank you for your measured and wise response to a difficult issue.