Nationalist polticians often emphasise the case of Not being one of them from up the road. They'll tell you how attuned they are to your hopes and fears as they're One of your own.
From this it would be easy to assume that they share your views on the standards expected from public officials. We suspect that is where some of their stories begin to come a little unstuck.
Pride and belief in one's nation is one thing; however, in the case of some politicians, it seems to come a poor second to their favourite pastime. That is above all else, snouting around and helping themselves to the spoils to be had.