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Would You Become A Politician?  
User currently offlinePanAm747 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4242 posts, RR: 8
Posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1076 times:

Would you?

It seems like a nice job, but you would have to put up with a lot of "stuff" from time to time. But it is probably the most noble job there is.


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User currently onlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39887 posts, RR: 74
Reply 1, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1059 times:

A few insiders I've volunteered with at the San Francisco Democratic Party asked if I would ever consider running for office in the future.
I couldn't do it because I have high ethical standards and I don't like the fund-raising aspect of it all.
My ideology is in line with most here in San Francisco but the rest of the state and the country is still too backwards for progressive minds to enter politics.
Not to mention, I am a womanizing drinker that wants to legalize marijuana, prostitution and scrap all airline noise abatement law! Big grin
To hell with stage III noise abatement laws!


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User currently offlineLY772 From Israel, joined Aug 2001, 1340 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1050 times:

And you have to know how to deny something really well.

User currently offlineIainhol From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1048 times:

A bartender is the last noble profession. I would get into politics if I could become the President, but you guys will not let me!
Iain


User currently offlineIkarus From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 3524 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1043 times:

Politician? Me? Naaah. I've got too big a tendency to speak my (evil) mind and insult journalists if they annoy me. Besides, I'm not nearly corrupt enough, and the kissing of asses has never been my strength, so there is no way I'd ever be put up for any election unless I formed my own party....

Regards

Ikarus


User currently onlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39887 posts, RR: 74
Reply 5, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1039 times:

Ikarus for President!
 Big thumbs up




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User currently offlineMcdougald From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1027 times:

At one time I was interested (and had it suggested to me, back when I was still active with the Liberal Party here in Canada), but nowadays, forget it.

In spite of the "perks" we occasionally hear about, it's not a particularly desirable job. The hours are long, the amount of crud you must take from your co-workers and the public alike is unbearable, and you must be willing to not just sacrifice your own privacy, but that of your friends and family as well.

Also, under Canada's system of party discipline, your freedom of speech and thought is extremely limited. Elected representatives who vote against their party can be expelled from caucus; and the parties often give the party leader the right to overturn a candidate's nomination.

I'd much sooner be a pundit.  Smile



User currently offlineRickster From Austria, joined Dec 2000, 653 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1021 times:

I guess these species have to be born as that what they are. I cannot imagine that someone volunteers to "become" this.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

User currently offlineSebolino From France, joined May 2001, 3681 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1018 times:

No way !

Noble ? Are you kidding. That's the best profession for desperados. If you want to rape your country and use the money for yourself or your friends then you should become a politician.


User currently offlineWestern727 From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 750 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1017 times:


Doubt it. But then again, it would be a chance to make a difference. However, the difference that I would plan to make would probably not be a popular one. I'd push for greater moral rectitude.



Jack @ AUS
User currently offlineMcdougald From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1014 times:

Western727: "I'd push for greater moral rectitude."

From within politics, one of the world's most opportunistic professions?! That's like trying to promote abstinence in a whorehouse!  Smile



User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1010 times:

Superfuly...You sound like Bill Clinton. Maybe I'll see you on a Democratic Presidential ticket yet...

User currently offlineMls515 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 3076 posts, RR: 8
Reply 12, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1010 times:



If so, only small scale. I wouldn't want to be anything more than a school board member or township trustee. If I lived in a small municipality, I'd consider city council. That's it though. And as I am a very lazy person, I highly doubt I could motivate my self to do this.



Funny story though, this is how the governor of my state came to be: He moved to a small city in Iowa to practice law with his father-in-law. He somehow ended up running for city council and winning. Then some nut went in and gunned down the mayor at a city council meeting over some stupid problem with the city so he served as interim mayor and afterward he was reluctantly elected mayor. He then moved up to to the state legislature and then he ended up running for governor.


User currently onlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39887 posts, RR: 74
Reply 13, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1001 times:

KROC:
Thanks man! I'd love to follow Bill Clinton's footsteps!
He got to lay Monica and has a wife that may go both ways!  Smokin cool
What more could you ask for?

Seriously though, I couldn't stand the scrutiny.



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User currently offlineSkychuck From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 994 times:

the press would have a field day uncovering my past. too much scrutiny, not that i'm ashamed of much, but not many people are going to vote for a wanton homo harlot ultra-liberal agnostic. just the way the US is.


User currently onlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39887 posts, RR: 74
Reply 15, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 992 times:

Skychuck:
I'd vote for you!  Smile



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User currently offlineWestern727 From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 750 posts, RR: 4
Reply 16, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 991 times:

Western727: "I'd push for greater moral rectitude."

Mcdougald: From within politics, one of the world's most opportunistic professions?! That's like trying to promote abstinence in a whorehouse!


You don't know me.





Jack @ AUS
User currently offlineMcdougald From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 985 times:

I admit, I don't. It wasn't intended as a personal comment: it was a comment on how politics in general, a profession of questionable repute, has always struck me as, shall I say, an ineffective way to promote morality.





User currently onlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39887 posts, RR: 74
Reply 18, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 983 times:

I'd vote for anyone that will scrap all airport noise abatement laws.


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User currently offlineVapourTrails From Australia, joined Aug 2001, 1197 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (12 years 11 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 971 times:
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Big $$ & big stress to go with it. Not for me at any rate.

Must have a 'thick skin' to be on the receiving end of all those cartoons & send-ups!! Laugh out loud



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