There was a spontaneous, predictable and explosive three-word anonymous response to "Chickens Come Home To Roost". It was crude and vulgar so I wont publish it. But it made me laugh out loud. Politics is rough and tumble. It's always wise to know one's enemy.
I am inclined to be critical
Inclined to be blunt.
I don't have to be poked to incite me to fight.
Keep calling me names
And question my intellect
I'll be obliged to give as good as I get.
A politician is a performer on the public stage. Everything done or said is in the public domain. Even though there 's no audience most of the time,that doesn't mean infamous actions are safe from public exposure. Gratuitous attacks against a veteran politician are perilous at best.
None of us are so pure, we can afford to take those chances.