Political Power

The news suggests that some politicians’ understanding of power is a tad weak.  I think of two; the one who filled the news this week is Blagojevich.   I wonder.  What did he not understand?

That long term results are equally as important as the short term results of your exercise of power, especially if you want to stick around or leave a legacy.

Bad behavior will come around and bite you in the end.

Anything else?