I'm not sure its the politicians as much as it is the voters. After all, Nixon and Agnew, how could be so stupid to vote for either?
no - not even close - if you're gonna join the hate-on-poiticians cliches, at least try to bring a little insight to it
i was a bit harsh, but i still think you're using 'classless' in a narrow and limited way in this comparison - fool i can agree with, but as a general term of disparagement i think classless just isn't that applicable beyond a certain limited colloquial meaning - isolating some tacky and ignorant behaviour as evidence of the ruling class' classlessness doesn't persuade me, at least
people can be classy and be complete idiots and arseholes at the same time
i guess we're each most embarrassed by our own politicians