During a conversation about how there's "only idiots in charge" and how the mafia won again (this by a mutual friend talking about politics back in Quebec) Mr. A actually said something... interesting.
"There's only idiots in charge because we made it that way."
And when someone asked who would even want the job Mr A promptly replied: "devoted Machiavellians"
And yet this is a devoted champagne socialist progressive who is big on the "we know better than you".
It must be nice to be part of the aristocracy
Course if the red flag goes up... those that think they'll be the in crowd... might not be.