party hack

party hack

A member of a political party who is not particularly brilliant but who can be relied upon for loyalty.
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During his campaign Fedonos went to great lengths to highlight that he was not party hack, focusing on the fact that had he distanced himself from other DISY municipal councillors when the scandal started unravelling.
These appointments further cement the impression that to get into the House of Lords, all you have to do is write a fat cheque to a political party or be a party hack," she said.
A rare case where the female journalist took centrestage was Konkona Sen Sharma's national award- winning role of a party hack in Page 3.
He, a Labour party hack like myself, had a great idea of how to make democracy work.
PNN Retired Supreme Court justice,Edmond Levy, took off the robe of a Supreme Court judge -- and under it was revealed a shyster, a Likud Party hack providing his client with a highly dubious, made-to-order legal opinion.
During that time the West German media, having learned of her early, inconsequential connection with the Stasi (Staatssicherheit, or secret police), mounted a vitriolic campaign that transformed her from a writer critical of the East German communist regime into a Staatsdichterin, or party hack.
The current Lord Mayor is a party hack given the honour as a reward for long service.
A studio rep mumbled something about Jackman taking a flight to New York and a party hack said Bale never attends social functions.
As a well-connected Liberal party hack (Rioux's last post was in Washington where he toiled for Raymond Chretien-Prime Minister Jean's more worldly nephew), this career bureaucrat carries a lot of weight in Ottawa political circles.
You know, unless men and women of thoughtful faith prevent it, one of these days the politicians will finally batter their way through the wall of church-state separation and put the deity to work as a party hack.
Some poor party hack had spent a year listening to static on a shortwave radio when Moscow finally broke the silence by ordering Browder to go on the offensive against Roosevelt.
This old party hack will be, most likely, a grim-faced man in a tired, black suit.