Some say, “If you cannot take the heat, stay out of the kitchen.” In T&T we say “Yuh cyar play mas if you ’fraid powder.” If you want to be a political animal expect the opposition wolves to chew you to pieces. It is dog-eat-dog politics. The social media is geared to smear reputations, in full living colour, from day one of your sojourn into politics. It is downright nasty, unwelcome and mentally debilitating to have lies or even truths you wish to keep private, out there in full public view. But that is the nature of the politics.