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What is this job like? Politicians run Federal, State, and local governments. They are the Nation's chief executives and legislators. They get their jobs by being elected. They make an…

The Devil's Dictionary: Politician

by Ambrose Bierce POLITICSPOLYGAMYPOLITICIAN -n. An eel in the fundamental mud upon which the superstructure of organized society is reared. When we wriggles he mistakes the…

Brewer's: Catharine-wheel Politicians

Lovers of political changes. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Catharine-wheel RepublicsCatharine Wheel A B C D E F G H I J K L M N…


(Encyclopedia) Dracon: see Draco , Athenian politician.

Escobedo, Juan de

(Encyclopedia) Escobedo, Juan de hwän dā āskōbā´ᵺō [key], d. 1578, Spanish politician, secretary to John of Austria in the Netherlands. He was murdered while on a mission in Madrid. Antonio Pé...