The show “Whose Line is it Anyway?” was never a big hit, but it was entertaining. It was all improv, driven by the audience and (in the US) host Drew Carey (who turns 50 today). The fun was set up like a contest where Carey would award “points” to each performance – but no one ever added them up at the end of the show.
These are the rules of the playground, a place where points don’t have to be added up because everyone is too busy having a lot of fun. That is, until the bullies show up and worry a lot more about the points even though they still aren’t added up at the end.
That’s what “politics” has become, sadly. It’s an improv show without entertainment, the playground without the fun, all the rules without even a squishy red rubber ball. But, like a bunch of kids on a lazy summer’s green field, no one has to get anything done.