I also had some confidence that Chief Justice John Roberts would not play politics on this one.
In his veto message, Christie also chided Democratic lawmakers for “using their lawmaking authority to play politics.”
Under that influence he refused to play politics, or fence for position with Douglas.
We had best be prepared and not play politics or baseball or anything.
One of the things I have noticed about you is your utter inability to play politics.
Everybody must "moral-crusade," "agitate," "press-agent," play politics.
"It seems to me from what I hear that you want to play politics instead of comedies," said Florine, suddenly appearing.
The only way to play politics, whatever you're for, is to learn the game first.
Boulanger began at once to play politics and catered to the advanced parties, who adopted him as their own.
They will find the fellows that play politics play the game well,' and so rattled on this man Eagle.
1520s, "science of government," from politic (adj.), modeled on Aristotle's ta politika "affairs of state," the name of his book on governing and governments, which was in English mid-15c. as "Polettiques." Also see -ics.
Politicks is the science of good sense, applied to public affairs, and, as those are forever changing, what is wisdom to-day would be folly and perhaps, ruin to-morrow. Politicks is not a science so properly as a business. It cannot have fixed principles, from which a wise man would never swerve, unless the inconstancy of men's view of interest and the capriciousness of the tempers could be fixed. [Fisher Ames (1758-1808)]Meaning "a person's political allegiances or opinions" is from 1769.