This is a combined health/wealth warning.
US Politicos are dangerous to all known human life forms.
Should you come across one, you are advised to contact your nearest mental health unit who are specially trained in restraining outlandish and dangerous hand gestures and are equipped with ear muffs in order to drown out the unsubstantiated waffle and, "think of the children," emotive arguments that would otherwise instill fear and self doubt in to the minds of the untrained and unwary.
If you should come accross a US Politico running free, break up in to groups; they loose interest in lone prey but become agitated and energised when confronted with a group of people on whom they can inflict their ministrations.
At a last ditch resort, you have only one useful weapon available to you. A US Politico will shy away from any form of responsibility and become blustery and disorientated. Have a series of pre-written and pre-phrased questions in your pocket that you can use in an emergency. You don't need too many as the politico won't actually answer any of them, so you can safely repeat the same question ad infinitum and they will never actually be able to answer it.
Such questions include but are not limited to ... "Why hasn't tax exempt status been revoked for Scientology?"
Lastly, despite the potential desirability, do not under any circumstances be persuaded to keep one as a pet. These creatures are available on the black market but when it comes to entertaining chatter they go well beyond, "Polly wanna cracker."
Should you already have given in to temptation and have a politico at home, never feed it after midnight and definately, DEFINATELY don't leave one in the same room as a TV showing Nightline.
This has been a public service announcement.