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Secret of political power: knowing when to give it up

By Richard Borreca

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Feb 19, 2013

~~<p>The fight to belong in the club, to win that first public office, is so all-consuming that for politicians, the idea of giving it up may just be impossible.</p>
<p>After that first victory, the instinct is not to win, but to survive. Instead of &quot;be all that you can be,&quot; the winning politician's motto is &quot;being in office is all you can be.&quot;</p>
~~

The fight to belong in the club, to win that first public office, is so all-consuming that for politicians, the idea of giving it up may just be impossible.

After that first victory, the instinct is not to win, but to survive. Instead of "be all that you can be," the winning politician's motto is "being in office is all you can be." Login for more...



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