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.

Steven L. Taylor
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Steven L. Taylor is a Professor of Political Science and a College of Arts and Sciences Dean. His main areas of expertise include parties, elections, and the institutional design of democracies. His most recent book is the co-authored A Different Democracy: American Government in a 31-Country Perspective. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas and his BA from the University of California, Irvine. He has been blogging since 2003 (originally at the now defunct Poliblog). Follow Steven on Twitter


  1. Patrick T. McGuire says:

    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.