I'm an infrastructure guy, so to me, developing software is a mix between voodoo and filing taxes - I don't understand how most of it works, but the parts I do understand are pretty uninteresting.

Infrastructure has it's own share of politics  - do you architect your domains along business group, or geography?  Do you host your executives' mail on separate server, with a different set of mailbox limitations and server uptime requirements?  Deploy a security patch immediately, lessening your exposure, but potentially introducing application compatibility issues... the list goes on.

Infrastructure guys don't, however, have the monopoly on politics, as this post from Dave explains.  Something as seemingly trivial as including Minesweeper in Windows Vista creates a whole bunch of new worldwide challenges.