A brief essay brought to you by Brian Kelly
I regularly fight people who call me a politician. I am not a politician. When most people think of a politician they mean a person with few values other than greed, narcissism, and a me-first attitude.
A a formal definition of the word politician in this light is as follows: "A person who acts in a manipulative and devious way, typically to gain advancement within an organization." I have another definition of my own: "A politician is a person who once elected, decides to go for a second term."
There is a respectable definition and I cannot deny that under this definition, I do qualify as I have been a candidate for public office several times. Here goes:
"A person who is professionally involved in politics, especially as a holder of or a candidate for an elected office."
Synonyms for this definition are as follows: "legislator, elected official, statesman, stateswoman, public servant."
My sincere hope is that by my taking a shot at an elected office, I can better help my city, state, and country. Last time I checked, things are not going too well for we the people, and it would be nice if all of us paid a little more attention to candidates to help assure that we get the best people to steer our government we.. In other words, elected officials should work to help the people rather than serve their political greed.
In that light, here are some very funny but too true humorous definitions of the word politician by some people you probably know or at least once heard about. This list surely is too true and it can be a lot longer: