Any day. Without a moment’s hesitation.
Fundamentally, it’s a choice between taking your chances with honest thieves, vs. attempting to strike a deal with dishonest ones; and if you can’t grasp the distinction between honest and dishonest thieves, then that’s at least half your problem in the frustrations you believe you observe in politics.
The virtue in honest thieves is that they can’t get any help from other thieves, or anyone else. Dishonest thieves, by contrast, have all the help in the world, dear voter.