I completely agree. More scientists should be running for office, and they should be winning, especially over career politicians. Then again, if all the scientists went into politics, then there would be a big void in the labs. All the politicians would have to go back to school and get degrees in science. Somebody suggest that as an alternative to Hillary in a few months. I bet she could run a mean protein gel.
This brings up a story from graduate school. Many moons ago, a faculty member decided he would return to working in the lab; that is, actually being at the bench. He loused things up so badly, his graduate students began calling him “GelBoy”, since that was the only thing they would let him do.
Note: I am not the faculty member in question (which would be difficult since this is a story from graduate school)