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Kathleen Robertson On Chicago Politics
January 18, 2012
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We've all had those moments where we suspect that our political leaders aren't always motivated by our best interests -- sometimes it's uglier than that. In this clip, Kathleen Robertson remembers her experience preparing for her role as a political aide in the TV drama "Boss," and the moment she realized what politics is really about.



Kathleen Robertson:
It became very clear from meeting these women who do this job that it's very real, and it comes from a very broken place.

George: How so?

KR: Well, Chicago in particular, they're very on the table with how corrupt it is. And one of the moments that really shocked me was -- and I obviously can't name these women, because they'd be in a lot of trouble -- but I said to this one woman "Ultimately the reason you do this, and the reason why these people do this, politics is about change, and affecting change."

And she looked me and said "Absolutely not." So I said "What's it about?" And she said, "It's about power."

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