One word of warning, Kate. And it's from very recent history.
Nick Clegg was a nice enough guy. Good family (if a bit middle-class). Bright (but modest). Clearly going places (though not too overtly).
And then he met this young, attractive old Etonian who courted him and promised him the world. Suddenly, he had no time for many of his old friends as he was introduced to a new milieu.
It was not long before he had lost touch with his roots. Now, he had no time for his old friends. His new chums were Bullingdon Boris and the egregious Osbourne.
It's true that his new family may have been a tad dysfunctional; but they were good to him. He had an important role: he was to act as apologist for the marriage and all the things that they did together.
Because, yes, he was now part of what he had previously argued against.
Remember the end of Animal Farm: "The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which."
Good luck, Kate.
Today's listening: Railroad Earth, Fox Theatre, Boulder, 2007-04-06. The boys are really on form.