For all my cynicism, I have always believed that a majority of Representatives and Senators are in DC because they care deeply about this country and the people in it. There are some who are led astray by the power and the pedestal upon which they are put, and there are some who go to Congress with the intent of milking it and us for all they can. But by and large, politicians are decent folk.
I know it's corny, but that's how I feel. This video of Chuck Hagel is exactly what I'm talking about. Who knows, maybe tomorrow I'll be excoriating him over some issue or another. But today Senator Hagel put people before party, the country before politics.