Re: This is not a bad thing
There is a single sentence with the word ICANN and if you replace that with US Government the sentence does indeed have some truth to it. But I have made no comment about what the solution should be, I've only stated what should be very obvious - selecting a poor solution for something critical makes no sense.
You should also have a look at the way that ICANN conducts itself vis-a-vis selection of staff and the options to remove them from their positions. It is not very encouraging.
You should also really look at the record of many politicians who are working in that very difficult environment while maintaining their ideals. Dr. Mo Mowlem is a case in point, someone whom I knew personally and struggle to place in that all encompassing box of "dodgy politicians" you have created.