In the sense that politicians tend to get much lighter sentences or a 'slap on the wrist' as compared to the average person, I think they should be punished more severely. It's a type of abuse of their position and power relative to others, and they should be held responsible for transgressions.
All men are created equal .They need to be treated like humans . They Have the right to be treated like normal citizens not specially treated for better or for worse .The politician should have known better but shouldn't be treated worse for a crime that a normal citizen does .Remember EQUALILTY!!!
No, politicians should not be punished more than others for breaking the law. They should not be punished less either. Politicians should be held to the same standard of conduct that everyone else is. If they break the law, they should lose their job as well in some instances if necessary.
We are all people. No one of us is more important than another. Just because a person is involved in politics doesn't mean they should be treated differently, whether better or worse. We certainly expect those in powerful positions to act in great moral and ethical ways, but they don't always, and neither do others. We are all equal, and we all make mistakes.
People should not be punished more or less severely for breaking the law no matter what their status. There are diplomats to whom certain immunity is extended as a courtesy from the host country, but a country's own political figures should not be immune from the law. The type of public censure that a political figure who's broken the law endures is a separate thing from any penalty that falls upon them in a court of law.