Odd People And Parties Who Never Should Have Run For Political Office

For as long as modern civilization has been around, so has politics. Some people are natural-born politicians. Other, more special people, just believe they are. They have so much conviction in their unique beliefs that they find the biggest platform to spread their word. When that platform becomes the political stage, it becomes a beautiful disaster worth watching. Or reading about.

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Pablo Escobar Runs For Change

Pablo Escobar smuggled drugs and was a successful politician

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Making his living as one of the greatest cartel leaders of all time, Pablo Escobar did more in his life than get people high. At his peak in the 1980s, the “King of Cocaine” was shipping 70 to 80 tons of cocaine into the United States monthly. Not satisfied only being a drug dealer, Escobar found his way into political office that same decade.

In 1982 Pablo Escobar was elected as an alternate member of the Chamber of Representatives of Columbia. During his time in office, he made it a point to build houses and football fields in Columbia, winning the favor of local communities. During this time Columbia also became the murder capital of the world. Despite his local popularity, the Columbian government vilified Escobar and he was shot and killed by Columbian National Police in 1993.