Alligators Bite When Draining the Swamp! Senator Pat Colbeck Tells One Of His Own Swamp Tales!Â Â Sometimes when you drain the swamp people get very unhappy, because that swamp is their terrain. We are seeing that not only in Washington, D.C. but also at the state level as Colbeck can personally testify. The prospect of power and influence create incumbent swamp dwellers that lose focus of who they are really serving. They begin to serve themselves and their personal interests, not those of the people who elected them. But we need to always be willing to stand firm- with joy! God is certainly able to bring good out of any situation.