After you've been shown more than once in caricatures that are not too far of as Bush's dog on a short leash and then you've been unceremoniously ejected from the office with no tears shed -- why would you then want to face still more humiliation? Is it that politicians don't really get it or is it that they sort of get addicted to public humiliation? Will they do anything to be derided at -- as long as they can get some press?