Well, Representative, I have News for You…
Via The Reporter of Sand Mountain: Long: ‘I’m not going to Montgomery to be a politician’.
So said newly elected Alabama State Legislator Wes Long (R-District 27):
“I’m not a politician. I’m a small business owner. That’s what made America great is small businesses and entrepreneurs, hard-working people. I want to help get that value back in our state and our government. I’m not going to Montgomery to be a politician. I’m going to get things done for our district.”
I am pretty sure that makes him a small business owner and a politician. That latter bit pretty much goes along all the running for office, getting elected, and showing to vote on laws and stuff.
I think perhaps he means that he is not a “career” politician, i.e. someone whose life mission is to serve in government, someone who has no real world experience but has spent their time as a public servant in some form.