Treating people fairly and with civility is not a bad thing... It would be good for our country if political leaders actually took that to heart.
This aesthetic quality, then, is what politics is all about. It's authenticity that separates winners from losers, good politics from bad, and he-man leader-types from consultant-directed puppet-boys.
Our world is very dishonest, and our leaders encourage dishonesty by setting bad examples - by lying, being corrupt, and using political sleight of hand to sustain power.
Jedes Bad ist eine leibliche Wiedergeburt.
Bad's the best of us.
Leaders lead but in the end it's the people who deliver.
Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.