Having worked in politics, this is the first year in my adult voting life that I won’t be participating in a general election. (campaigning that is, I’m going to vote of course!)
Star Trek very much influenced my decision to go in to politics so for this blog post I’d like to look at some of the Trek characters that fit in to some of the real life politician personality types I have encountered.
This is just for fun. But I’d love to hear your thoughts and your suggestions.
The Single Issue Guy
Chief O’Brien would be the type of politician who is always campaigning tirelessly for the same thing. He has a singular focus, he went in to politics to sort out transporter technology regulation, the Cardassian encroachment of Federation territories or the rights of non-comm officers. The chamber could be talking about the furtherest thing from his pet subject, but he’ll find a way to make his speech relevant. Beloved by his own constituents he is impervious to the changing tides of political persuasion or even punching journo’s in the face.