What we actually seem to end up with is the mediocre and the idiotic, so it is hardly surprising that they are near valueless once they have run their electoral course.
Politicians who lose their seats struggle to make a living in the real world, research has found.
The study said employers have little use for former MPs - and some take more than a year to find a job.
And those who do manage to find work often complain that they do not earn as much as they did in Westminster. Others sulk about losing the perks of the Commons.
So, they are, as we have long suspected, utterly shit. And what chance do these people have when so many of them have never had any real job?
John Trenchard, for instance, has gone through the current Cabinet, detailing their near-universal lack of experience in the real world.
So, given that these lazy, talentless fuckers are of absolutely no use whatso-fucking-ever to private companies, are they then left begging on the streets? Oh, I wish: I would take great pleasure in throwing change at a starving and desperate David Miliband. And then I would laugh and laugh as his face, briefly lit up in gratitude, returned to an expression of deepest misery as he realised that the coins thrown at him with such contempt were low demonination Euros...
But this is, alas, pure fantasy for this is not to be the fate of the majority of these useless cunts. What, then, happens to them: where do they go?
A high proportion of those who do find work get places on quangos.
Brilliant! They move to less accountable positions, probably on higher salaries, where their utter lack of talent can be suitably rewarded by their erstwhile friends.
What a bunch of corrupt, useless, venal fuckers.