Yeah, I never even got to sniff even a little bit of CoP before the level cap was lifted. Heck, I had more fun with campaign at level 35 than CoP... was it rewarding? No. But it was fun to raise people, toss out a cure or two, or whatever. I really liked it. It was happening.
When it comes to sitting around not doing anything for long periods of time, only being active for short windows, and marginal changes and sidegrades I'd say FFXI players were the perfect choice for politicians.