My friend Tom Glennon writes:
"Career politicians are to a representative democracy
what prostitutes are to love."
Ain't it the truth?!
And at this moment in time there may no better example than that of Harry Reid, whose political career began in the lower house of the Nevada state legislature forty-five (45) years ago -- and who's never held a real job in his life.
Closer to home, West Virginians have been saddled with Nicky Joe Rahall since the 1970's. (I could point out that I have two grown children born in subsequent decades, but that might make me look... my age.)