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  •  What's wrong with politics as a career? (1+ / 0-)
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    She is not a career politician, in fact has never gotten into the ring.
    So maybe this is the start of her political career. I understand politicians bullshitting about not being "career politicians" in order to curry favor with voters who think they're opposed to people who choose a career in public service, but we don't have to buy the bullshit framing. Do you think Tip O'Neill ill-served the country by choosing elective office as a career? I don't.

    Formerly Pan on Swing State Project

    by MichaelNY on Wed Aug 07, 2013 at 02:07:09 PM PDT

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    •  It's context, not judgment. (0+ / 0-)

      Because Michelle Nunn is new to politics, and has not tied her career to electoral success, her moderate positions are easier to justify as legitimate, principled moderate vs. calculated, cynical, keep-my-job positions.

      If you don't stick to your values when they're tested, they're not values. They're... hobbies. -- Jon Stewart, Jan. 22, 2009

      by pat208 on Sat Aug 10, 2013 at 01:47:33 PM PDT

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