I disagree. Politicians are elected to serve the interests of people who totally disagree with each other. They must function in the in-between, the gray and the conflicted zones. A local politician can afford to be partisan. Those who want to go national must backtrack, re-invent themselves and try to keep the opposites together. It's a tough job that invites lying, almost requires some form of it. Show me a national politician who never contradicts his record and/or statements and I'll show you a politician who never gets things done.