I do not know about today as I no longer have an inside track like back in the old days. In the 1980's and early 1990's we golfed together,ate together, played cards together and even worked together on some common goals. Yes, there was some tong and cheek about the goings on around the hill. Today it is not the same. My father is still an elected official and my mother came home from a dinner with the wives realy upset that some had attacked her during lunch. That shit did not happen back in the day.