This is all about the interesting promises made by the modern Princes we call Politicians. We're fascinated by their craftiness, enamored by their charm, and simultaneously attracted to and disgusted by their charisma.
No one can duck a question or answer a question with a question quite like a Politician. No one can lie with precision quite like a politician. And it's always interesting to wager how long a man or woman with good intentions stays that way once the reality of public life, personal obligations, and baby Bureaucracy collide in a City Hall, a State Capital, or someplace even grander.