Primo came home full of piss and vinegar after seeing his political peeps.
Primo: Dick was there. He is on the wrong side of this issue! He sided with Tom because they're friends but now their side has lost.
Me: That happens. But - that's not really how it should work, is it?
Primo: No! He's all about the power!
Me: I think he's sleazy. He puts off this vibe - it's kind of creepy. I don't like him. I didn't like him at that party.
Primo: He is not principled at all.
Me: Are any of them?
Primo: I am!
Me: I know you are, sweetie.
Primo: But he is all about the power. He endorsed Tom for office because Tom endorsed Dick when he ran for county mayor. Tom is useless himself and the only reason he endorsed Dick is that he hates the current county mayor.
Me: How on earth would Dick ever be qualified to be county mayor? Has he ever done anything in the private sector?
Primo: He was the manager of a sporting goods store before he ran for office.
Me: Oh. He is eminently qualified to run a multi-million dollar public enterprise.
Me: He does not seem very bright.
Primo: He isn't.
Me: I think it's kind of sad that some of these political people think that the only place they can thrive is in politics. I mean, it's bad for our political system! Shouldn't you have to have a reasonable amount of intelligence to hold public office?
Primo: Apparently not.