I think a lot of them for the prestige and the power. But, since I'm an optimist to a fault, I do want to believe that there are those out there that do TRULY want to make a difference in the lives of Americans and in our blessed country.
Primarily .. for the money and prestige .. however, a numbered few actually have good intentions and hope to make things better. Problem is, they are so limited to what they CAN do especially if their associates can't benefit from it. It's a snake pit .. I wouldn't want that job for anything!