Serial Killers and Politicians: Deranged Bedfellows

I’d have thought politicians have the most in common with bank robbers, but this makes sense too:

Using his law enforcement experience and data drawn from the FBI’s behavioral analysis unit, Jim Kouri has collected a series of personality traits common to a couple of professions.

Kouri, who’s a vice president of the National Assn. of Chiefs of Police, has assembled traits such as superficial charm, an exaggerated sense of self-worth, glibness, lying, lack of remorse and manipulation of others.

These traits, Kouri points out in his analysis, are common to psychopathic serial killers.

But — and here’s the part that may spark some controversy and defensive discussion — these traits are also common to American politicians. (Maybe you already suspected.)

Politicians even emulate the killing, in a sense — except that their victims are the economy and taxpayers — which they all-too-easily lure into their windowless vans for senseless, methodical slaughter by the bushel.

There are some seriously creepy similarities between serial killers and politicians. Take John Wayne Gacy and Nancy Pelosi for example:


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