Stool Pigeon - n. This term alludes to a bird tied to a stool or similar perch in order to attract other birds, which will then be shot.
I ask absolutely nothing more of a politician, if we are to have them at all, than for them to be honest. If they have ideals that I disagree with, let them be founded in pure hearts and reasonable minds. Politicians, if we are to have them at all should not be weather vanes. They ought not be corrupted by high pressures or heats, but rather they ought to grow refined and perfect under these conditions and shine brighter than ever. Though I disagreed with his ideals, I always respected Dennis Kucinich as I respect any honest man, but when the weak dine with the devil at 30,000 feet, they come down wearing puppet strings.
All marionettes have manipulators, and once they give in to temptation they are strung up until we cut the ties.
Demand honesty from your politicians, if we are to have them at all.