"Politics is not about power,
politics is not about money,
politics is not about winning for the sake of winning.
politics is about the improvement of people’s lives.
It is about advancing the cause of peace and justice in our country and in our world.
Politics is about doing well for people."
                    —the late Paul Wellstone
Think about it, people.  Why is politics getting so ugly today? 
While people in North Korea, Dafur and other war-torn, poverty-hit nations are screaming for help, what are our politicians doing?  They go on vacations, they drink wines with their rich firends, they don’t care about what’s going on out there as long as they are sitting comfortably in their beautiful houses. 
What does it take to melt the ice in their hearts? 
I bet global warming is not enough.