“A man who has never gone to school may steal a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad.”
―― Theodore Roosevelt—
I think that absolute power corrupts absolutely. But for an American politician looking to make some money, even a little power will do quite nicely.
The history of American politics is lined with public officials lining their pockets.
We should create a truly elite list of America’s most crooked politicians, (if we added sex scandals, you’d be here all day). And because practically every public official has at some point battled allegations of corruption!
Theodore Roosevelt Jr. (/ˈroʊzəvɛlt/ roh-zə-velt;[a] October 27, 1858 – January 6, 1919) was an American statesman, author, explorer, soldier, naturalist, and reformer who served as the 26th President of the United States from 1901 to 1909. As a leader of the Republican Party during this time, he became a driving force for the Progressive Era in the United States in the early 20th century.