Politics is similar to college Football (and in many ways some Private Industry Companies) where when you fail you get to leave with a Golden Parachute. I think every industry and group has those people that are paid far beyond their capabilities or abilities.
In the company that I worked for, for so many years ,things were great until they put certain people in high decision making positions where they could personally profit from bad decisions. The real unfortunate thing was that the bad decisions they made would affect tens to hundreds of people's lives in a very negative way. I saw job eliminations that were totally unnecessary but succeeded in achieving a huge reward or bonus, for the upper management individual who was able to eliminate the positions while many. at my level and around me, had responsibility to make up for the loss of essential personnel which in some cases we were able to do but most of the time the end result was that the company actually suffered rather than profited by the decision. Sorry I digress, things like this, that affect people's livelihood do anger and upset me. Guess that's why I never made it to the higher level management positions.