I guess it IS true, in some sense..."art" DOES imitate "life"......... Today's turbulent political climate has sadly degenerated into what I refer to "tabloid mode". Nearly every day brings the American people a fresh scandal, a re-hashed scandal, more lies, more deceit, more investigations. Realistically, of course, political scandals were/are, indeed, as old as the proverbial hills, nowadays, the situation in Washington has gotten totally out-of-hand. Did we ever, in our wildest dreams, ever think of the Capitol being stormed? Brawls breaking out on the House floor, among "mature" adults? These days, the situation is truly sobering. Little cooperation, little respect for the viewpoints of anothers, little sign of any semblence of maturity, on any level. "Common ground" between two parties.....and, in some cases, even WITHIN a party........has virtually evaporated like a morning mist. Today's highly-volatile political climate has to be, indeed, QUITE difficult for young people to comprehend. Which candidate....which party.....can they believe in? Who can be relied upon to speak the simple truth? Who TRULY has the INTERESTS of the AMERICAN PEOPLE at the top of their agendas? These days, IMHO, I think it wise to call yourself an "independent". FAR TOO MUCH unsavory doings involving both parties, to my way of thinking. Whatever happened to a Government "for the people, of the people, and by the people?" Sure eludes my scope of perception....... "Live long and prosper"