Where I come from the term makeing a fool of yourself usally means doing something like wetting yourself in public or crashing into a parked car. I made a fool of myself yesterday when I stabed myself in the hand on accident, my nephew even made a remark that I was stupid for doing it.
I find it interesting that one of the definitions for fool is someone with a marked propensity or fondness for something. For instance, I am a fool for not makeing a fool of myself
I am a fool for this thread reticent
Sojo I hope you are not a fool for politicians, I think most of them are rather foolish myself