Good point....but from what i've heard people would visit his office and would walk away with cold cash as well.Is the gihwe talk really handouts, or "our" way of saying what he has done for his constituency?
It is no different than a neighborhood in anywhere USA wanting speed bumps put in, because of speeding and several people being injured or dying from excessive speeding.
But I will agree there is a level of "gimmie", but blame the politicians because they all run on the platform of "if you put me in...you go get/see...."
But no question that he resolves infrastructure and service issues for the community as well.
I got an image of the Godfather in my head right now.