Is it better to be a politician or a political scientist? You can still be a successful political scientist while actively criticizing the status quo and the powers that be. I think you are less able to do this if you are a politician. Just look at the justice minister in Germany or the attaché to the Canadian Prime Minister both of whom were sacked for criticizing our own monkey dressed like a cowboy president. Wacky shit. If I were a politac scientoast, I’d have a good old time spreading shit all over.