political hack

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Noun1.political hack - a politician who belongs to a small clique that controls a political party for private rather than public endspolitical hack - a politician who belongs to a small clique that controls a political party for private rather than public ends
pol, political leader, politico, politician - a person active in party politics
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I believe that Coventry needs an MP who will be a champion for this city, not just a party political hack.
The coalition's barely concealed agenda is to replace our proven system of government by an independent, well-qualified professional subject to council supervision with a so-called strong mayor form that will subject Worcester to the reign of a political hack who will be more susceptible to control by public employee unions, regardless of costs to taxpayers and the rights of non-union workers.
This is just more sloppy attacks from a political hack group.
It makes him an easy target for the less scrupulous, and the film's tension comes as we watch Stephen being manipulated by forces beyond his control to compromise his beliefs and eventually become exactly the kind of Machiavellian political hack he hates.
While Labour party blogger Political Hack suggested: "Rumour has it he will join Blue on stage in bid to win Eurovision.
However, while he considered Jefferson a political hack, he thought Burr dishonorable.
Since the recipient is just as guilty (in the eyes of the law) of distributing child porn as the sender, we should encourage teenagers who decide to "sext" someone to send the pictures to a local political hack or officer of the law as well.
THE great question facing California is this: Do we want as our governor a political hack who has sold him or herself over a long political career, or do we want a self-financing egomaniac?
Arabs will brand Obama as yet "another American president", another political hack, who will back Israel right or wrong.
As a political hack, he may be deserving of President Bush's Presidential Medal of Freedom, but he certainly isn't worthy of column space on a page dedicated to informed, reasoned opinion.
Gonzales runs a department in which the chief of staff is merely a political hack who has no hand in its substantive work.
A hallmark of the debate is that wild oscillation as Deane describes it in estimations of his reputation 'from that of political hack to that of great political philosopher' (p.