and, SPOILER ALERT, isn't ever really going to do anything radical.
A cunning machine politician
and businessman, who had never even attended any protest of that kind.
Mao, the brutal megalomaniac, meets Tricky Dick, the slippery machine politician
Archetypal machine politician
Tom Pendergast, who ran Kansas City with a proverbial iron hand, aided Harry Truman's political rise at virtually every step.
But Levine also sees Vargas's second regime as doomed from the start; the brilliant machine politician
might play the game of electoral mobilization, but it was a dangerous game for which he was ultimately ill-suited.
The successful machine politician
also made sure that the city, or his piece of it, functioned well enough so that voters saw tangible results.
Why should progressives be excited about the gubernatorial candidacy of a machine politician
from the New York City borough of Queens?
Reluctant to become a traditional machine politician
, Marina brings sensitivity and ordinariness to the elitism and corruption of Brazilian public life.
Like many in the upper reaches of the Labour Party, Mr Miliband has in the past come across as something of a machine politician
- a man whose career progressed seamlessly from university to researcher to special adviser to MP to Cabinet minister and finally to the party leadership without the intervention of anything resembling real life.
He is the antithesis of a technocratic, machine politician
of the kind many people now have an aversion to.
According to Mr Cameron, Mr Brown was to be a disaster as Prime Minister, a machine politician
unable to connect with people in a TV age when the character and emotions of leaders are scrutinised as never before.
If that means my being a machine politician
, that's just fine.