Sure, I want competent poetry and prose in my politicians. But the political is the personal. As a woman; as a guide, leader, minister, I have had to make sense and order out of the charisma needed to be tending to the whole, spiritual development of children (directly and through the adults). And yet around the table of Boards and Important Committees, I was rarely asked a substantial question. When it did happen, if it ever happened, (because new regimes said my presence wasn't even necessary and -- ultimately, not allowed), I was given about 30 seconds to explain something ancient, profound, complex and vitally important.. Like....how are the children?
[wait for it]
"Actually, we're running late. In 29 seconds or less please, and then go on your way."