Originally Posted by trip286
I can only think that Clint Eastwood was the reason for that.
He's a pretty reasonable man from what I understand. When he became Mayor of Carmel in his first town council meeting he said something along the lines of "The first thing you need to know about being a public servant is that you must not take yourselves too seriously." His meaning was that public servants often put themselves above the people they were serving in their own minds.