I've had this thought a lot lately. While it holds true that everyone's going to look at it differently and that's great, that's a big part of the intent, my two cents is basically this: Most of these pantheons can't agree on anything. If they did decide to mess with politics, just how would they agree on what to do or how to do it? That's not to say it doesn't happen, but at some point I figure most of them would make a broad agreement to let mortals mostly decide their own government, and then half of them would break that agreement two seconds later but have to do it with a modicum of subtlety....