Have you ever met a politician? Been friends with one? I once went out to dinner with a group of friends, one of whom was a politician. It occurred to me to ask if a politician can ever really have friends, or if everyone they meet or know is a vote to be won. I wonder if this differs by party? My guess is that Democrat politicians have no real friends. They tend to think of everything in life as being political; they see everything and everyone through a lens of politics. Republicans, on the other hand, tend to be more religious, and churches and synagogues are a part of life where you have something else on your mind other than the next election. What do you think?