I recently read two separate quotes from former high-ranking politicians that said something along the lines of, "I care more about how my children turn out than how I did when I was in office. How I do as a dad is how I'll measure my success."
No. You fucking asshole. When you chose to effect public policy at that high a level, you essentially said to the entire population, "I'm working to make this a better place for all of you," not, "Well, I gotta play with my kids, but if I have time, I'll see what I can do for the rest of you..." We trusted you! By saying that the job you do as a father is how you'll measure your success, you're essentially saying, fuck everyone else's children besides mine. Don't opt to be a politician if you can't handle putting the people first for those years of service. Sorry. No one forced you to pursue that career path. I intend to put me before other people, so I'm not going to run for office, because I'm not a liar.