Unless political corruption is extremely blatant, it may go basically unnoticed in some camps. There are always a few things in the United States that capture people’s attention but in other countries it may be viewed as business as usual. The fact is that it can be found almost anywhere.
People who are in opposing political parties in the US like to point fingers, especially at the time of political elections. They will often take something with a small grain of truth and spin it into something bigger. At other times, there may be no basis for the information at all. There are also things that politicians do that go largely unnoticed. One of these that is often overlooked is being charged for a crime, and sometimes convicted, as a youthful offender. This type of fact is that American political corruption is often ignored, glossed over or buried in some way.
Those who live in a large metropolitan area are sometimes in for culture shock when they move to other areas of the country. At least one state in the Southwest has areas where political favoritism goes on all the time. People in this area make backroom deals with public funds that benefit themselves and their friends. Statewide, there are places that essentially have the legislature and governor turn their backs on important issues because of agreements they have made. This has allowed blatant racism to continue up to the 1980’s and allows people of certain religious beliefs to continue to practice a faith that is against the law in the United States.
With the rise of the Internet, it is becoming harder for these conditions involving government corruption to continue.
People tend to become inflamed when they see a politician or other figure promoting things that they find immoral. This can sometimes bring about the largest protest and negative comment. People do not always protest about financial scandals, as they may not have as much of an understanding about the process. Political corruption can often be something that is very much in the eye of the beholder.