Some recent posts got me to wondering... how much should our mids/hopefuls concern themselves with the political landscape? The job at graduation is to serve the USA. But does it help to know what's going on particularly if there is no personal interest? Phrased differently... if mid/hopeful didn't care what was going on in Iowa, does he/she really need to brush up on it? Does having knowledge help with interviews/admissions/success at academy?