One versed or experienced in the science of government; one devoted to politics; a statesman.
One primarily devoted to his own advancement in public office, or to the success of a political party; -- used in a depreciatory sense; one addicted or attached to politics as managed by parties (see Politics, 2); a schemer; an intriguer; as, a mere politician.
I think what it does is it gives me a much broader perspective than the average politician. You know, having walked in those shoes of being hungry and being homeless. The indignities of not getting health care, or waiting in the public hospital, hoping somebody will care for you. Going to sleep with a toothache because you can't go to the dentist. Richard Carmona
politician in Afrikaans is politikus
politician in Dutch is politicus, staatsman
politician in French is politicien, un homme politique
politician in German is Politiker
politician in Hungarian is politikus
politician in Italian is politico
politician in Swedish is politiker
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