Column: The Tale of Rudy the Pig
A good politician's nose can smell which way the wind is blowing faster than a barn-high weathervane in a hurricane.
Just like a hog, a politician is inclined to stick his over-developed smeller into places where their owners--that would be us because we elected him and we pay him-- don't think it belongs. Then, they use that same above-average sense of smell to get themselves far away from the stink before it sticks to them and blame is assigned for the mess they left behind.
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