If they told us the truth we would not like it.
It is one of the natural requirement for being a politician
becuz all Republicans are crooked
thats like asking why does a male dog lick his balls. because he can.
They are people who don't want to work for a living. Just like most other criminals.
The opportunity presents itself. Most people are crooked, but the opportunity to profit so well from it does not present itself. That doesn't excuse their behavior.
I think some of them start off with good intentions and are honest but as time goes on I guess the way things work just kind of change 'em. Others are just plain donkeys from the beginning.
politicians are not crooked only the crooked become politicians mostly.
b/c we let them