grovester, I used to work in state government in Arizona when I was much younger. The state legislature was full of wackos. One state senator, who later ran for governor and lost, got pissed because mountain sheep were standing in the road, so he got out of his truck and shot them. They were a protected species. One former governor was impeached for taking campaign donations to finance his car dealership. He also rescinded the Martin Luther King Holiday; went on a witch hunt trying to get a list of all homosexuals in government, so he could fire them; referred to black children as "pickaninnies, insulted Jews; said working women caused divorces; and claimed that the Highway Patrol headquarters had a laser beam pointed at the governor's office in a attempt to drive him crazy. In fact, within a period of ten years, a second governor was indicted on 21 federal counts of extortion, making false financial statements, and bank fraud, and convicted. He resigned office since a felon cannot serve as governor in Arizona.
Politically, it was one of the more fascinating experiences of my life.