The trick for him is becoming less flamboyant, succeeding at governing, but not losing what makes him special and different from other politicians.
If, however, the success of a politician is to be measured by the degree in which he is able personally to influence the course of politics, and attach to himself a school of political thought, then Mr. Mill, in the best meaning of the words, has succeeded.
Judge Roberts is widely respected across the political spectrum for his qualifications for the job, his experience, his unquestioned character and integrity and his fairness. He's a constructionist -- he believes the Constitution means what it says. He's demonstrated that he's willing to sit down and listen to both sides of an argument and base his decision -- not on ideology -- but on what the law says.
It would be a tragic development if ideology became an increasingly important consideration in the future. To make ideology an issue in the confirmation process is to suggest that the legal process is and should be a political one.
There are a lot of people who want to work in politics who aren't lobbyists.
From the aspect of business, it is definitely good, but from the political standpoint, let the Prime Minister reply,
Everybody was expecting a political move for quite a while that would try to break this crisis situation and this is why it was highly welcomed. Every effort is highly welcomed and everything should be directed to breaking this political stalemate to try to put the peace process that was agreed five years ago back on track.
I thought what a terrible thing I had done not the political aspect of it because maybe that was correct but it didn't matter now. Correct or not, all that mattered was the human side of things. I felt no political cause was worth hurting another human being for.
Seriously, I do not think I fit for the presidency.
An entertainer should in his public performance keep himself out of any controversy, political or otherwise.
I've been worked over by the English press because there's an assumption that my politics are identical with my wife's, and for that matter that my wife's politics are identical with her politics of 20 years ago.
The function of the politician, therefore, is one of continuous watchfulness and activity, and he must have intimate knowledge of details if he would work out grand results.
The appalling crackdown that we witnessed in Hama and other Syrian cities on 30 and 31 July only erode the regime's legitimacy and increase resentment. In the absence of an end to the senseless violence and a genuine process of political reform, we will continue to pursue further EU sanctions.
issues concerning treaties are largely political questions best left to the political branches of the government, not the courts, for resolution.
The initial criticism was that this is politics, not business, but he's someone who has learned over time to merge his business background with his politics.
My two partners in the presidency, the government, the House, all of them are for sentencing Saddam Hussein to death before the court will decide.
As Governor, I could think of only one way to unify our State that was made up of so many different climates, political beliefs and people, and that was our music.
I think it has sullied his presidency. As brilliant a politician as Bill Clinton is, as magnetic a personality as he can be, there is one little screw loose somewhere.
No one wants to see an innocent person executed, whichever side of the political aisle you're on.
Politics is compromise.
The introduction of political pluralism often quickly led to bad results.
Then there are those among the Sunni leadership looking beyond the October 15 referendum at parliamentary electionsscheduled for December 15as a greater opportunity to improve the political situation for Iraqs Sunni Arabs. The emergence of a credible elected Sunni leadership would be a major step forward for Iraqi politics, ... which have so far been hampered by the absence of anyone who can claim to speak for the ordinary Sunni and deliver those insurgent leaders who may be inclined to compromise.
In the early West, law and politics were parallel roads to usefulness as well as distinction.
Without a political solution things will get worse. The situation is deteriorating in the remote areas.
Politics should share one purpose with religion: the steady emancipation of the individual through the education of his passions.
Politics is applied biology.
He's a political exile engaged in separatist activities. China has long opposed his visit to the United States and any official meetings and contacts between him and the U. S. administration.
Calculating how much carbon is absorbed by which forests and farms is a tricky task, especially when politicians do it.
We live in a pragmatic world of political economic reform where across-the-board opening is not as easy or even politically feasible. I'm suggesting a more open, neutral approach that looks at the real world and says each country is different.
The CIS is a political collaboration, a forum of political communication, and is very useful for Georgia. But we are not considering the CIS from a military perspective, and our main aim is to join NATO.