ROGER KIMBALL: Why do politicians love a crisis?

It’s job security, plus opportunities for graft.

UPDATE: Charles Austin emails:

If I may, I will embellish your answer to Roger Kimball’s question by quoting Governor William J. LePetomaine:

“We have to protect our phoney baloney jobs here, gentlemen! We must do something about this immediately! Immediately! Immediately! Hurumph! Hurumph! Hurumph!”

Ah, Mel Brooks’ best role. Once he seemed like a comic figure, but not so much anymore.