Politician

A politician, political leader, or political figure (from Greek "polis") is a person who is involved in influencing public policy and decision making. This includes people who hold decision-making positions in government, and people who seek those positions, whether by means of election, inheritance, coup d'├ętat, appointment, electoral fraud, conquest, divine right, or other means. Politics is not limited to governance through public office. Political offices may also be held in corporations, and other entities that are governed by self-defined political processes or can be known as freedom fighters.

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    The mark of a true politician is that he is never at a loss for words because he is always half-expecting to be asked to make a speech.
    Richard M. Nixon (b. 1913)

    It must have looked as if the course
    He steered was really straight away
    From that which he was headed for
    Not much concerned for them, I say;
    No more so than became a man
    And politician at odd seasons.
    Robert Frost (1874–1963)

    a politician is an arse upon
    which everyone has sat except a man.
    —E.E. (Edward Estlin)