Too many people confused politics with government.
Sure, they are intertwined, irrevocably so. But in all my years doing deals, shaking hands, taking meetings, I’ve met a whole lot of people who were playing politics.
Far fewer people who actually wanted to govern.
I made an effort to seek them out, to find those rare, delicate flowers who were looking to make the country, the world, a better place to live. I sought them out, brought them under my wing, got them to listen to me.
And either corrupted, blackmailed or just plain crushed them. Couldn’t risk them winning out…